One person dead and several others injured after crash involving 52-seater bus in Wales

5 September 2023, 16:12 | Updated: 5 September 2023, 20:32

Cleddau Bridge
Cleddau Bridge. Picture: Alamy
Kieran Kelly

By Kieran Kelly

One person has died and several more are injured after a crash involving a 52-seater bus in Wales.

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The bus driver was "severely trapped" and taken to hospital by air ambulance after rescuers rushed to the scene.

Emergency services declared a major incident at Cleddau Bridge, which link Pembroke Dock and Neyland, but it has now been stood down.

A statement from Dyfed-Powys Police said: "Police are in attendance at a road traffic collision which occurred on the A477 near the Cleddau Bridge, Pembroke Dock at about 2.15pm today, Tuesday, September 5.

"The collision involved a car and a coach.

"Sadly, one person has died. Next of kin have been advised and are being supported by officers.

"One person was taken to hospital in a critical condition.

"A number of passengers on the coach were taken to hospital with various levels of injuries."

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We transferred one patient to University Hospital of Wales, and a further nine patients to Withybush Hospital for further treatment."

Cleddau Bridge is used by more than four million people a year.

Cleddau Bridge
Cleddau Bridge. Picture: Alamy

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said: "Road traffic collision equipment, HGV platform and trauma packs were all extensively used throughout this incident.

"Some crews left the scene 4.16pm, with others remaining at the scene to further assist the Police."

The fire and rescue service said they were called to the scene shortly after 2pm on Tuesday.

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A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called at approximately 2.14pm, to reports of a road traffic collision on the A477.

"We sent five emergency ambulances, one duty operations manager, one Cymru High Acuity Response Unit and non-emergency patient transport service vehicles to the scene.

"We were supported by colleagues from the Wales Air Ambulance."

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