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Woman and baby taken to hospital after lorry crash closes A41 near Newport

By Mat Growcott | Newport | News | Published:

A baby was taken to hospital as a precaution after a crash between a lorry and a car near Newport today.

Police at the scene. Photo: @TelfordPatrol

A woman was also taken to Princess Royal Hospital to be checked after the crash on the A41 at the junction with the B5134 near Great Chatwell. It happened at about 8.45am.

Murray MacGregor, of West Midlands Ambulance Service, said: "There were two ambulances on the scene. We assisted a woman in her 30s out of the car and she was taken to Princess Royal Hospital as a precaution.

"We also assessed a baby who didn't appear to have any injuries, but due to the level of damage to the car was taken as a precaution.

"The lorry driver was unhurt."

The road was shut in both directions following the crash.

Drivers were warned by Newport's safer neighbourhood team to stay away from the area while the work was being done, which took most of the morning.

Newport's safer neighbourhood team tweeted: "A41 south of Newport is currently closed in both directions due to an RTC nr Great Chatwell B5134 junction. Please avoid the area."

Mat Growcott

By Mat Growcott
Reporter - @MGrowcott_Star

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