Six people are injured after car ‘smashes into campsite and hits group of holidaymakers outside their tents’ in Pembrokeshire

Six people have been taken to hospital after a car reportedly drove into them as they sat outside their tents at a campsite.

Emergency services were called to Newgale Camping at the edge of the A487 in Pembrokeshire, Wales, at around 10.40pm on Saturday August 12.

Holidaymakers had gathered to socialise outside when horrified staff heard ‘screaming’ at Newgale Camping in Pembrokeshire. 

One person was airlifted to hospital in Cardiff, while four others were taken to Glangwili Hospital in Carmarthen and another casualty was taken to Swansea’s Morriston Hospital.

The road was closed overnight to allow accident investigation work to take place.

Bosses at the campsite say a baby was saved by its own cot and that there had been fears of fatalities.

Campsite owner Mike Harris said: ‘It happened at 10:38pm, I had left the campsite four minutes earlier and didn’t hear or see anything. 

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.’

The road was closed overnight for investigations before the campsite reopened at 10am on Sunday.

Mr Harris said nine people had been injured in total before up to 15 emergency vehicles attended.

He added: ‘There are no fatalities and from what I understand none of the injuries are life-threatening but I would say some are certainly life-changing.’

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesman said: ‘We were called yesterday (12 August) at around 22:40 to reports of an incident at Newgale Campsite, Pembrokeshire.

‘We sent six emergency ambulances, one duty operations manager, one Cymru high acuity response unit and our crews were supported on scene by the emergency medical and retrieval transfer service and search and rescue helicopter.

‘One patient was flown to University Hospital of Wales, four patients were taken by road to Glangwilli Hospital, and one patient was taken by road to Morriston Hospital.’

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