Man fighting for life after ‘leaping from van’ on busy A road

A man is fighting for his life in hospital after he reportedly leaped out of a moving white van on a busy A road.

Police were initially called to concerns for a man on a bridge at a roundabout in Abercynon in South Wales, at about 3.40pm on Tuesday.

But before officers arrived on scene witnesses reported seeing the man get into a white van and drive off.

About 15 minutes later, police received calls that a man had jumped out of a van while it was in motion on the southbound carriageway of the A470 at Taffs Well, WalesOnline reports.

The man is in a critical condition in hospital following the incident.

A South Wales Police spokesman said officers received a report for the concern of a man on a bridge at the Fiddlers Elbow roundabout in Abercynon.

After the man left in a white van, "calls were received of a man having alighted from a moving white van on the southbound carriageway of the A470 at Taffs Well" at about 3.55pm, the spokesman said.

He added: "The man was taken to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, with serious injuries where his condition is described as critical."

Police closed the southbound carriageway until just before 7.30pm while the incident was investigated.

The northbound carriageway was closed for a brief period so a helicopter could land at the scene.

Police have appealed for witnesses to contact investigators.

The police spokesman added: "Officers wish to thank members of the public who assisted at scene for their assistance. They would also like to thank the public for their patience during the road closures.

"Anyone who may have witnessed either incident, the manner of driving of the vehicle, or has dashcam footage should call 101 and quote occurrence number 1900229321."

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