Witness appeal after serious multi-vehicle M4 crash

Police are appealing for witnesses to a crash involving a coach, a lorry and a car on the M4 eastbound between junctions 25 and 26 in Newport. There were multiple injuries but no fatalities.

Police: Drivers currently urged to avoid M4 Newport

Closures and diversions resulting from a serious crash on the M4 this morning have resulted in delays for motorists Credit: ITV News / Alexandra Lodge

Gwent Police has urged drivers to avoid using the M4 near Newport until the site of the crash has been cleared.

Chief Inspector Paul Evans said: “We appreciate the closure is causing problems for motorists. However, the decision to do so is never taken lightly and we fully recognise the impact this has on motorists as well as the communities affected by diversions.

“We need to ensure we investigate every such collision thoroughly, gathering all evidence possible, and also ensuring the safety of everyone involved, as well as other motorists who will be using this road once it has reopened.

"We are grateful for the understanding and patience shown by drivers and their passengers today."

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Police: 'No life-threatening injuries' in M4 crash

No life-threatening injuries were sustained in the multi-vehicle crash on the M4 this morning, police have confirmed.

The collision involved a bus and, at this stage, we believe one car and one lorry.

The driver of the bus was injured and has been taken by air ambulance to Morriston Hospital.

Two passengers on the bus that were injured, both adults, have been taken to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.

None of these casualties is in a life-threatening condition.

Ten other passengers from the bus have gone to the Royal Gwent Hospital described as walking wounded – eight students and two adults.

– Gwent Police spokesperson

The bus was carrying 57 students from abroad. A rest centre has been set up for the remaining bus passengers.

The M4 motorway currently remains partially closed in both directions at this time between junction 24 and 28 to allow critical investigation work to take place.

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M4 crash: Injured bus driver and passenger hospitalised

A bus driver involved in a crash on the M4 this morning has been taken to hospital, along with an injured passenger.

Meanwhile police have confirmed the bus was carrying around 57 students from abroad.

The driver of the bus who was injured has been taken by air ambulance to Morriston Hospital. The passenger on the bus who was injured has also been taken to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.

These are the only two casualties at this time.

The motorway remains closed in both directions at this time between junction 24 and 28 and diversions are in place.

Officers are at the scene, together with the fire service and ambulance service.

The bus was carrying students from abroad – 57 passengers in total.

Our partners at Newport City Council are setting up a rest centre to cater for them.

– Gwent Police spokesperson
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