Driver and passenger escape with minor injuries after taxi crashes near Newport

A driver and passenger luckily escaped serious injury near a Shropshire town after the taxi they were in crashed into a sign on a busy roundabout.

The driver and passenger had a lucky escape. Photo: Telford Cops
The driver and passenger had a lucky escape. Photo: Telford Cops

The car was involved in a crash at the junction of the A41, the A519 and the B5062 Forton Road, on the northern edge of Newport, at about 8.45am.

A signpost crashed through the windscreen on the passenger side but neither the driver or passenger were seriously injured.

Ambulance staff said that two patients were being assessed but appeared to have suffered only minor injuries.

Three fire engines were sent from Newport, Telford and Wellington.

Nobody in the car was trapped but the crews made the scene safe. The road was clear by about 10.30am.

West Mercia Police also attended. Anyone who saw the collision and has information is asked to call 101 using the reference 98/I of September 24.

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