September 5, 2023 • 17:38
Nine passengers taken to hospital and one driver released
Nine passengers were taken to hospital and a driver was released after a 52-seater bus collided with a car on a bridge.
The Welsh Ambulance Service said: “We transferred one patient to the University Hospital of Wales and nine other patients to Withybush hospital for further treatment.”
Welsh MP says accident ‘very worrying’
Samuel Kurtz, Welsh Conservative member of the Senedd for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, said: “Very worrying news and I hope all involved are well.
“Thank you to all our emergency services for reacting to this incident. Avoid the area as traffic is delayed.”
Mark Drakeford says the news is ‘worrying’
Mark Drakeford, First Minister for Wales, said: “I am concerned to hear news of a major incident at Cleddau Bridge.
“Details are still emerging. My thoughts are with everyone involved and my thanks to the first responders and emergency services working on site.”
Board of Health asks people to avoid emergencies at Withybush Hospital
A spokesman for the Hywel Dda University Health Board said: “We are aware of a serious traffic incident affecting Cleddau Bridge, near Neyland in Pembrokeshire.
“The incident is being managed by the relevant emergency services. So that we can support the response to the incident.
“We are asking people to only come to the ER at Withybush Hospital if they have a life-threatening illness or serious injury, such as: Severe breathing difficulties; severe pain or bleeding; chest pain or suspected stroke or serious traumatic injury (for example, from a car accident).
“To ensure we can treat patients appropriately, we urge you to choose your health care services very carefully so that we only see people with urgent or emergency care needs at A&E.”
Dyfed Powys Police Statement
Dyfed Powys Police spokesman said: “Police are present at a traffic collision which occurred on the A477 near Cleddau Bridge, Pembroke Dock, at around 2:15pm today, Tuesday 5th September.
“The A477 is currently closed between Honeyborough Roundabout and Pembroke Roundabout and road users are advised to take an alternative route.”
West and Central Wales Fire and Rescue Service Statement
West and Central Wales Fire and Rescue Service said crews from five stations were called to the scene at 2:19 p.m.
It read: “Teams responded to a traffic collision involving a 52 seater bus and a private motor vehicle. Many of the bus passengers suffer various injuries.
“A driver is currently severely trapped, crews are working to get him out and administering first aid.
“The Air Ambulance and Dyfed Powys Police are also present.
“This has been declared a major incident which is currently ongoing; more information may be released as it becomes available.”
a trapped driver
The driver of one of the vehicles was trapped inside after the collision on Cleddau Bridge in Pembrokeshire.
The traffic accident took place on the Pembroke Dock side of the bridge at 2.15pm and police, fire and ambulance crews attended the scene.
The bridge links the port town of Pembroke Dock in southern Pembrokeshire with Neyland in the north of the county.