Miss Wales Darcey Corria left with 'number of injuries' following M4 car crash

A British beauty queen and Miss World hopeful has been seriously injured following a car crash on the M4.

Darcey Corria, 21, who was crowned Miss Wales in 2022, suffered a broken pelvis and two broken bones in her neck after the accident near Bridgend on 19 January.

She is recovering in hospital, according to the Miss Wales official Instagram page, and is expected to make a full recovery.

A spokesperson for Miss Wales wrote in a statement that they are "confident" Ms Corria will still be able to "fly the flag for Wales" in the Miss World competition, which is set to take place in May.

They credited Ms Corria's "own personal determination", the support from her family and the "incredible team of medics" as motivations for her recovery.

South Wales Police confirmed a woman had been taken to hospital following the road traffic collision, which was reported at 6pm on the eastbound carriageway of the M4, between junctions 35 and 36.

Considerable traffic built-up on the motorway following the collision, with officers having to assist in turning vehicles around and putting local diversions in place.

Ms Corria, from Barry, South Wales, was born to a white British mother and a father who has Jamaican heritage and is a black rights campaigner actively involved within the community.