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Nine people injured after car crashes into Pembrokeshire camp site

13 Aug 2023 2 minute read
Newgale Campsite. Photo via Google

Nine people have been injured after a car lost control, veered off a road and crashed into a campsite.

The blue Ford Fiesta, carrying a number of passengers, ploughed into people and a tent at Newgale campsite on the Pembrokeshire coast in west Wales shortly after 10.30pm on Saturday.

Two of the victims are said to be in a serious condition in hospital, with passengers in the car among those injured.

One person was airlifted to the University Hospital of Wales, the Welsh Ambulance Service said.

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 on Sunday: “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.”


A baby in a cot was inside the tent which was hit by a car, the co-owner of Newgale campsite has said.

Clare Harris, who runs the campsite with her husband Mike, told the PA news agency: “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.”

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