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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.

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Patient update: Eleven hospitalised after M4 crash

Eleven people have been taken to hospital following this morning's crash on the M4 at Newport, it has been confirmed.

The Welsh Ambulance Service says it received a call at 9.29am after the collision, at Junction 25a to 25 eastbound at St Julians, which involved a coach, lorry and a car,

Two rapid response vehicles, two Hazardous Area Response Team vehicles, two doctors, four emergency ambulances, two air ambulances and three ambulance officers attended the scene.

The driver of the coach has been flown to Morriston Hospital with serious injuries.

A second patient has been taken by emergency ambulance to the University of Hospital Wales, also with serious injuries.

Nine patients – one with potentially serious injuries and eight with minor injuries – have been taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital. The drivers of the lorry and car were treated at the scene but did not require hospital treatment.

Forty-four other students who were travelling on the coach have been taken to a nearby rest centre where two advanced paramedic practitioners and two BASICS doctors provided further assessments.

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