One person has died and another person is in critical condition following an accident between a 52-seater coach and a car on a bridge.
One of the drivers was trapped in the collision between the two vehicles on Cleddau Bridge in Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire, just after 2pm on Tuesday.
Dyfed-Powys Police posted an update on Facebook on Tuesday evening saying: “Unfortunately one person has died. The next of kin have been advised and are being supported by officials.
Several passengers on the coach were taken to hospital with varying degrees of serious injuries
“One person was taken to hospital in critical condition.
“A number of passengers on the coach were taken to hospital with varying degrees of injuries.
“The A477 is currently closed between the Honeyborough roundabout and Pembroke roundabout and road users are advised to take an alternative route.”
Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue said crews from Pembroke Dock, Milford Haven, Haverfordwest, Tenby and Narberth, as well as the rescue helicopter and Dyfed-Powys Police were called to the scene.
“The emergency services freed a seriously trapped driver who was then taken to hospital in an ambulance,” said a fire department spokesman.
“Several of the bus passengers sustained various injuries and many of them were taken to hospital by ambulance and police vehicles.
“This was declared a major incident but has since been withdrawn.
“This incident involved extensive use of trauma equipment, truck platforms and trauma backpacks.”
According to the Welsh Ambulance Service, ten people were taken to hospital for treatment following the incident.
“We sent five ambulances, an on-duty incident commander, a Cymru High Acuity Response Unit and non-emergency patient transport vehicles to the scene,” a spokesman said.
“We were supported by colleagues from Wales Air Ambulance. We have referred one patient to the University Hospital of Wales and a further nine patients to Withybush Hospital for further treatment.”
Cleddau Bridge opened to traffic in 1975, replacing a ferry service that linked the two separate parts of Pembrokeshire.
Around 4.4 million vehicles per year use the bridge to cross the Milford Haven Estuary.
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/next-pembrokeshire-facebook-milford-haven-haverfordwest-b1105075.html After a bus and car accident, one person is dead and another is in critical condition