Police hunt hit-and-run driver who ploughed into pedestrians causing two women life-changing injuries and sending two others to hospital then torched his car and fled

  • Four people have been injured after being hit by a car in Newport on Sunday
  • Two women sustained ‘life-changing injuries’ and two others are also in hospital 
  • Police are hunting for the hit-and-run driver who fled and torched his car
  • Video shows the Blue Ford C Max ablaze two miles away from the crime scene

Police are on the hunt for a hit-and-run driver who ploughed into four pedestrians before fleeing the scene and torching his car early on Sunday morning in Wales.

Two women are reported to have sustained potentially life-changing injuries from the crash on Cambrian Road in Newport, as the other two victims – a man and woman – are also being treated in hospital.

The vehicle was later found dumped and burnt out on Magor Street, which is around two miles away from the crime scene, as a video clip shows the car ablaze.  

Police are now searching for the driver of the Blue Ford C Max, who is described as a black man in his 20s. 

Four people have been rushed to hospital after they were believed to have been struck by a car on Sunday morning in Newport, Wales

Photos of the scene show what appears to be pieces of the car on the ground 

Two women are reported to have sustained potentially life-changing injuries from the crash on Cambrian Road, Newport, as the other two victims – a man and woman – are also being treated in hospital

Photos of the scene show what appears to be pieces of the car on the ground.   

The Welsh Ambulance Service said that they were called at 5.30am to Cambrian Road in Newport, Wales.

Four ambulances responded to the scene on Cambrian Road, which is located in the city centre. 

Part of the road is now closed and police are present at the cordoned-off scene as the investigation continues. 

Superintendent Glyn Fernquest said: ‘This is a shocking incident for everyone involved. Specialist officers are currently investigating and are appealing for information in relation to identifying the driver of this vehicle.’ 

The vehicle was later found burnt out on Magor Street, which is around two miles away from the scene of the crime

Police are now searching for the driver of the Blue Ford C Max, who is described as a black man in his 20s

He continued: ‘I’d like to just reassure the public that this incident is not believed to be terror related and has no links to the Newport marathon that is taking place this morning. 

‘Anyone who is taking part in the marathon should carry on with their arrangements as planned.’ 

The incident occurred hours before a marathon and a 10k were scheduled to take place in the city, which will continued as planned. 

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