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    VoiceOfInsanity wrote:
    -trigg- wrote: Pretty much right outside Newbridge police station. Strange then that at least 5 police cars had to race over from Risca station to deal with the incident.
    Right outside Newbridge police station? If that's the case why were they diverting cars through Pennar Lane? Can someone direct -Trigg- to Google Earth please
    I refer you to the "Pretty much" at the start of the sentence. This would confer a little geographical leeway unlike if I had used "Literally" instead.

    The crux of my post was to point out that the police had to travel several more miles in order to attend this incident than if they had started from Newbridge Police station.

    My apologies if this wasn't spelt out sufficiently clearlyy. I'll try to dumb down my future comments."
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Man 'critical' after falling from moving car in Newbridge

Campaign Series: SCENE: Bryngwyn Road in Newbridge where the man fell from the car SCENE: Bryngwyn Road in Newbridge where the man fell from the car

UPDATE: 3.52pm

THE man who fell from a car in Newbridge yesterday remains in a critical but stable condition at the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport.

Residents told of a "chaotic" situation with buses and cars were being forced to turn around on Bryngwyn Road in Newbridge.

A 38-year-old woman from the Newbridge area has since been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and drink driving. She remains in custody assisting officers with their enquiries.

Vehicles were being diverted through the back road of Pennar Lane for a couple of hours, residents said.

Don Bradshaw, 65, who lives on nearby New Bryngwyn Road, said: “There was a lot of traffic. It didn’t seem like there was anything blocking the road but there was a lot of police presence there. We had to come back through Pennar Lane which is a very quiet back road most of the time but it was so busy there [on Wednesday night].”

Newbridge councillor Gary Johnston pleaded for people to stop speculating about the incident, and said everyone should let the police carry on with their job.

He said: “It is, of course, very concerning when any accident happens in our area. But there’s too much speculation going around and I think for people on social media, unless they were there themselves, speculating is not the best thing to do. We really have to leave the police investigate what happened.”

The Labour councillor, who lives just off the town’s high street, praised the emergency services.

He added: “The response from the police was very, very quick. They were flying by the house here. I’d just like to remind people that this is not a regular occurrence.”

Gwent Police is investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and are appealing for any witnesses to contact Gwent Police by ringing 101 quoting log 359 09/04/14.


A MAN is in hospital with life threatening injuries after falling from a moving car last night.

Emergency services were called at around 5.05pm to reports of an accident on Bryngwyn Road, Newbridge.

On their arrival police and ambulance services found a man in his forties with life threatening injuries, having fallen from a moving car.

The man was taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital where he remains in a critical but stable condition.

A 38-year-old woman from the Newbridge area has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and drink driving. She remains in custody assisting officers with their enquiries.

Gwent Police is investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and are appealing for any witnesses to contact Gwent Police by ringing 101 quoting log 359 09/04/14.

 

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