Bristol teenage driver killed in Forest of Dean crash
TRAGEDY struck on the roads in the Forest of Dean this weekend when an 18-year-old woman died in a crash.
A Vauxhall Corsa being driven by the woman, from Bristol, left the A466 near Bigsweir Bridge and Redbrook on Saturday morning.
Police closed the road in the Wye Valley for much of the day on Saturday while they carried out a full accident investigation.
Only one vehicle was involved in the incident and police said there were no adverse weather conditions at the time.
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It is understood the car left the road and may have hit a tree.
Emergency services were called to the scene at around 8.25am.
A six-man crew from Coleford fire station attended to make the wreckage of the vehicle safe and to clear debris from the road.
The incident followed a night of delays for drivers during rush-hour on Friday after a number of other incidents across Gloucestershire.
Road users faced hold-ups after two serious accidents occurred elsewhere in the county.
The first took place just before 5pm. A section of the A4173 at Edge, near Stroud was closed after a collision involving two vehicles.
A man was treated at the scene for minor head injuries, but did not require hospital treatment.
A rapid response unit and paramedic were first on the scene. The driver of the second vehicle escaped uninjured. The road was closed by police for around half an hour causing more traffic delays.
Around half an hour later, a second collision took place near Gloucester.
A head-on crash on the A38 between Coombe Hill and Longford sparked a further response from emergency services.
Police diverted motorists on to the M5 between Gloucester and Tewkesbury as emergency services dealt with the incident.
A rapid response unit was first on the scene, with three ambulances later attending to give emergency treatment to the casualties involved.
A male driver and two children were taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital for treatment to minor injuries and later released.