Six taken to hospital after a car crashed into a crowd outside a bar in South Wales | Wales
Six people were taken to hospital after a car crashed into a crowd outside a pub in south Wales.
Police were called for the serious accident on Llantrisant Road, Pontyclun at around 8:30 p.m. Thursday, prompting a massive emergency services response.
South Wales Police said six people had been taken to University of Wales Hospital.
The force said that a bystander sustained life-changing injuries, while four were taken to hospital as a precautionary measure after suffering “minor injuries.”
The driver of the car, 79, is in critical condition.
He is believed to have had a medical accident that crashed the car he was driving, a silver Ford Puma, outside the Windsor pub.
Ch Insp James Ratti of South Wales Police said: “Emergency services for this serious incident were called shortly before 8:30pm and were faced with a scene which resulted in a number of casualties.
“We have worked alongside colleagues in both the ambulance and fire services to deal with the injured as quickly and efficiently as possible.
“This was a very traumatic accident and we are very grateful to the members of the public who came to the aid of the injured in the moments immediately following the collision.”
The force added that an investigation had been opened into the collision.
Pictures from the scene show several ambulances and fire trucks. A police cordon is in place around the street.
The Windsor pub owner wrote on Facebook: “Hi everyone. I have received some messages regarding the situation tonight. Everyone has been taken to hospital and emergency services in this case.
“Thank you all for your help. Thank you to all the onlookers who helped and all the emergency services. Thank you Tia and the S team.”
Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies said in a tweet: “Shocking news from Pontiklon this evening. Thanks for the efforts of the emergency services on the ground. My thoughts are with all concerned.”