32-year-old man arrested after Abertridwr car crash
Police have arrested a 32-year-old man in connection with a car crash in Abertridwr.
The smash happened at around 2.35pm today (Tuesday October 30) on Graig-Y-Fedw.
A Renault Megane, travelling in the direction from Senghenydd, lost control and clipped a wall before careering across the road into and underneath a parked car. That parked car then hit another parked behind it.
Cllr John Roberts, ward member for Abertridwr, said the timing of the crash was good fortune because of the half term holidays but added that it again raised concerns about speeding traffic through the village.
He said: “Thank God it’s half term because where the crash happened is exactly where the children are dropped off from the school buses.”
A spokesman for Gwent Police said: “The RTC involved a silver Renault Megan and three parked vehicles. The driver of the Megane left the scene of the accident.
“A 32-year-old man from the Caerphilly area was later arrested on suspicion of taking a vehicle without consent, no insurance, drink driving, and possession of an offensive weapon. The man was taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital where he is being treated for facial injuries.
“Nobody else was injured. A wall was damaged in the collision and the local authority have been notified.
“Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call 101.”