PHV driver and passenger lucky to escape after horror crash which saw road sign smash through window

Image credit: Twitter - @TelfordCops

A private hire driver and his passenger have luckily escaped serious injury after the vehicle they were travelling in crashed, causing a road sign to smash through the windscreen into the front seat.

The incident took place at the junction of the A41, the A519 and the B5062 Forton Road, on the northern edge of Newport, at about 8.45am, 24 September.

On impact the signpost crashed through the windscreen on the passenger side but amazingly neither the driver or passenger were seriously injured, said police who arrived at the scene.

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.

A spokesperson for Telford Cops, said: “RTC at Newport this morning around 8:50am. Driver and passenger had lucky escape - sign post went through the windscreen into the passenger seat..”

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

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