South Wales Police are looking for two men seen fleeing from a red Mercedes car which crashed and overturned at the bottom of Beach Road, Penarth last night.
Its understood the accident happened at around 22:20 last night when a car appeared to have failed to negotiate the bend at the bottom of the hill .
It appears as though the Mercedes mounted the kerb, hit the sea wall, overturned and skidded on its roof for several yards before coming to a stop – inverted – on the pavement, Fire-fighters used chalk dust to absorb oil leaking from the wreck.
Police say they were called to the scene at 23.20 last night – but other eyewitnesses placed the time of the collision at an hour earlier . A police helicopter flew low over the area searching for men who’d extricated themselves from the wreck and run away . The vehicle was taken away by a breakdown truck .
Anyone who witnessed the collision but has not yet given their details to police, is being asked to call 101, quoting reference No. 1700115790.