Passengers and the driver are trapped when a 52-seater bus crashes into a car on a crowded bridge
Several injured bus passengers and its driver are currently trapped on Clydaw Bridge in Pembrokeshire, Wales, after an accident collided with another vehicle.
A major accident occurred this afternoon when a bus full of stranded passengers collided with another vehicle on a crowded bridge, trapping the passengers and the driver.
Emergency crews were called to Clydaw Bridge in Pembrokeshire, west Wales, and several passengers are believed to have sustained “various injuries” in the crash. Firefighters are currently trying to free the “heavily trapped” driver.
The cause of the accident is currently unknown and local politicians have sent their thoughts to those affected. An air ambulance has landed at the scene.
A spokesperson for Central and West Wales Fire and Rescue said: “At 2.19pm crews from Pembroke Dock, Milford Haven, Haverfordwest, Tenby and Narberth were called to an incident on Clydaw Bridge at Pembroke Dock. Crews responded to a road traffic collision.” including a 52-seat bus and a private car, and many of the bus passengers suffer from various injuries.
“One of the drivers is currently severely trapped, and crews are working to extract the trapped driver as well as provide first aid. Air Ambulance and Dyfed Powys Police are also present.
“This has been declared a major incident and is currently ongoing, and more information may be released as it becomes available.”
The First Minister for Wales, Mark Drakeford, has expressed his thoughts to those affected by the incident which occurred this afternoon. X, formerly Twitter, wrote: “So worried to hear of a major accident at Clydaw Bridge. Details are still emerging.
“My thoughts are with all involved and thank you to the first responders and emergency services working at the scene.”
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