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Two people still in hospital after car crashed into tent where baby was sleeping

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

Two people remain in a serious condition in hospital after a car “flipped and rolled” off a road and into a campsite in Pembrokeshire, hitting a tent where a baby was sleeping.

Nine people were injured after the blue Ford Fiesta, carrying a number of passengers, ploughed into people and a tent at Newgale campsite shortly after 10.30pm on Saturday.

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

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.”


One person was airlifted to the University Hospital of Wales, said the Welsh Ambulance Service which was assisted by HM Coastguard.

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.”

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