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Tourists left seriously injured after car smashes into UK campsite

Joe Harker

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Tourists left seriously injured after car smashes into UK campsite

Nine people have been left injured after a car 'flipped and rolled' off a road and into a campsite in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

The crash occurred yesterday (12 August) after 10:30pm at the Newgale campsite, as a blue Ford Fiesta with a number of passengers hit people and a tent with a baby inside.

Of the nine injured in the crash, which includes passengers of the car among their number, two were said to be in a serious condition in hospital.

Newgale Campsite in Wales where the crash occurred. Credit: Facebook/Newgale Campsite
Newgale Campsite in Wales where the crash occurred. Credit: Facebook/Newgale Campsite
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The campsite on the Pembrokeshire coast is run by Clare and Mike Harris, with Clare telling PA about the incident.

She said: "The car was speeding down the hill, realised it needed to slow down and tried to brake. It flipped and rolled several times, and crashed into the tent.

"There was a young child, a baby, in the tent at the time, thankfully they are okay. It’s a tragic accident that the police are dealing with, that’s all we can say at the moment."

The Welsh Ambulance Service said that one person was airlifted to the University Hospital of Wales and that they received assistance in responding to the car crash from HM Coastguard.

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The car is believed to have been travelling from the village of Roch towards St Davids when it crashed off the A487.

Dyfed Powys Police said today (13 August) in a statement: "The road was closed to allow investigations and reopened at around 7.45am today.

"Officers are appealing for any information regarding the vehicle, a blue Ford Fiesta, and its occupants."

"We are especially interested in any dashcam footage or doorbell footage which may have captured the vehicle being driven from Roch to the scene of the collision at Newgale."

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The approach to the Newgale campsite. Credit: Google Maps
The approach to the Newgale campsite. Credit: Google Maps

Speaking to Wales Online, Newgale campsite co-owner, Mike Harris, said that he thought the baby in the tent was saved from suffering serious injuries by being in a cot at the time of the crash.

He also said he'd only missed being present for the collision by a few minutes.

He said: "It happened at 10:38pm, I had left the campsite four minutes earlier and didn't hear or see anything.

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"My staff heard the screaming and informed me immediately while they called the emergency services."

"I think they first thought there would have been fatalities and that's why there were so many [emergency vehicles] here. I think one baby was saved purely by the fact it was in a cot."

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Google

Topics: News, UK News, Health, Cars

Joe Harker
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