South East Wales

Two hurt after car rolls down mountain near Abertysswg

Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 187 lands in Cardiff with a casualty from the incident Image copyright MCA/Penarth Coastguard
Image caption Coastguard rescue helicopter 187 lands in Cardiff with a casualty from the incident

Two people have been airlifted to hospital after their car left the road and rolled down a mountain in Caerphilly county.

Emergency services were called after a Citroen Picasso left the road near Abertysswg, between Rhymney and Tredegar, at 10:00 GMT on Tuesday.

The female passenger, 25, and male driver, 48, were both flown to Cardiff's University Hospital of Wales.

The woman is in a critical condition while the man is stable.

They are from the Abertysswg area.

The Welsh Ambulance Service said it sent two rapid response vehicles, an air ambulance, a doctor and two emergency ambulances.

Rescue 187, the coastguard rescue helicopter from RAF St Athan, Vale of Glamorgan, was also sent.

Gwent Police asked anyone with information to get in contact.