Man in serious condition and woman hurt following two-car Newport crash

By Deborah Hardiman | Newport | News | Published: | Last Updated:

A man has been left in a serious condition and a teenager hurt following a two-car crash in Newport.

A man in his 20s was taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital in a serious condition, while a woman in her late teens was taken to New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton for further checks.

The collision happened on the A41 in Woodcote at about 7.45pm on Tuesday. The man was the driver of a blue Ford KA travelling towards the M54 and the woman was driving a blue Peugeot 208 in the opposite direction, towards Newport.

Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and a MERIT Trauma doctor were sent to the scene shortly after.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival ambulance staff found two cars that had been involved in a serious collision. The driver of one car, a female, was already out of the vehicle.

"She was assessed on scene and found to have sustained injuries not thought to be serious. She was taken to New Cross Hospital for further checks.

“The driver of the second car, a man, was trapped due to the damage caused in the collision. Ambulance staff administered trauma care to the man whilst working closely with the fire service to carefully extricate him from the car.

"The man, who was in a serious condition, was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Royal Stoke University Hospital; the doctor travelled in the ambulance to continue advanced care during the journey.”

Fire crews based at Albrighton, Telford Central and Wellington, along with an operations officer cutters and spreaders to assist.


Police are investigating the crash and want anyone with information to come forward.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or has dashcam footage of the incident is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101 quoting incident number 657s of September 24.

Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website.

Deborah Hardiman

By Deborah Hardiman

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star based out of the head office in Ketley. Covering the Telford area.

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