a motorbike
Luke black Honda CG125 Credit: Luke Cross

A motorbiker rider has told how he ended up several metres in the air after being hit by a car that failed to stop.

Luke Harris, 21, was travelling home to Pontypool along Mountain Road in Upper Cwmbran on Friday 5 April at around 6.55pm.

He said: “I had turned into the road [from the Cwmbran side] and past the first farmhouse on the right.”

A car appeared heading downhill towards him in the single track lane.

“There was plenty of time for the vehicle to stop. I tried getting out of the way. I had both my feet on the floor when it hit me.

“It didn’t slow down. When I realised it wasn’t going to stop, I just closed my eyes.”

Luke said he was thrown several metres into the air and landed down a bank by a brook.

“By the time I stood up, I realised it had gone. It made one hell of a noise. A group of boys heard it and came running up the road.”

a black coloured Nissan X-Trail car
A CCTV of a black coloured Nissan X-Trail in Upper Cwmbran around the time of the incident

Do you have any information?

A Gwent Police spokesperson said: “We received a report of a road traffic collision on Mountain Road, Upper Cwmbran, Cwmbran, at around 6.55pm on Friday 5 April.

“Officers attended and the collision involved a car and a motorbike. The car – believed to be a black coloured Nissan X-Trail – failed to stop.

“The rider of the motorbike, a 21-year-old man from the Pontypool area, was taken to hospital for treatment.  His injuries were not life-changing.

“We’re appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the collision, to come forward.

“Anyone with any dash-cam footage of the area at the time is also asked to get in contact.

“You can report information by calling us on 101 or send us a direct message on Facebook or X quoting log reference 2400110097.”