Nine injured after automobile veers off street and ploughs into campsite in Wales


Nine individuals have been injured after a automobile veered off the street and crashed right into a campsite in Pembrokeshire.

Two of the victims are stated to be in a critical situation in hospital after a blue Ford Fiesta flipped, rolled and collided into a number of individuals and a tent at Newgale campsite round 10.30pm on Saturday.

Clare Harris, who runs the campsite together with her husband Mike, stated a child in a cot was contained in the tent that was hit by a automobile.

She stated: “The car was speeding down the hill, realised it needed to slow down and tried to brake. It flipped and rolled several times, and crashed into the tent. There was a young child, a baby, in the tent at the time, thankfully they are okay.

“It’s a tragic accident that the police are dealing with, that’s all we can say at the moment.”

Mr Harris described scenes of “carnage”, telling the BBC the automobile needed to be lifted to avoid wasting casualties caught beneath the automobile. He stated some had been severely injured, though it might have been a “lot worse”.

The automobile is believed to have been travelling from the village of Roch in direction of St Davids with “a number of” passengers when it crashed off the A487.

Dyfed Powys Police stated passengers within the automobile have been amongst these injured.

One individual was airlifted to the University Hospital of Wales, the Welsh Ambulance Service stated.

The street was initially closed to permit for police investigations however reopened on Sunday morning.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service additionally attended the scene.

Dyfed Powys Police stated on Sunday: “Officers are appealing for any information regarding the vehicle, a blue Ford Fiesta, and its occupants.

“We are especially interested in any dashcam footage or doorbell footage which may have captured the vehicle being driven from Roch to the scene of the collision at Newgale.”

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson informed The Independent: “We were called yesterday at around 10.40pm to reports of an incident at Newgale Campsite, Pembrokeshire.

“We sent six emergency ambulances, one duty operations manager, one Cymru high acuity response unit and our crews were supported on scene by the emergency medical and retrieval transfer service and search and rescue helicopter.

“One patient was flown to University Hospital of Wales, four patients were taken by road to Glangwilli Hospital, and one patient was taken by road to Morriston Hospital.”

The Independent has approached South Wales Fire and Rescue Service for remark.



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