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On Tuesday, a tragic collision occurred in Pembrokeshire involving a 52-seat coach and a car. The coach was transporting vacationers from the Cumbria region.
Following the collision, authorities declared a significant incident, leading to a robust emergency service mobilization.
Dyfed-Powys Police has subsequently verified that the individual who lost their life in the accident on the A477 near Cleddau Bridge in Pembroke Dock was the male driver of the car.
The motorist’s family has been notified and is receiving support from specialized officers.
The coach driver was transported to the hospital with severe injuries and is currently in stable condition.
A total of 24 bus passengers were hospitalized, but they have all been discharged since then.
Authorities reported that the collision occurred around 2:15 pm on Tuesday afternoon.
Five fire crews from the surrounding area were present at the scene.
Teams from Pembroke Dock, Milford Haven, Haverfordwest, Tenby, and Narberth assisted at the scene and successfully rescued a severely trapped driver who was subsequently airlifted to the hospital.
The Hywel Dda Health Board, serving West Wales, issued an appeal on Wednesday evening, urging individuals to refrain from visiting Withybush Hospital in Haverfordwest unless they had serious injuries or a life-threatening medical condition.
The road underwent closure during the investigation, reopening at approximately 4:30 am on Wednesday morning.
The police express their gratitude to road users for their patience during the emergency service response.
Anyone who observed the incident or possesses information that could assist in the investigation is strongly encouraged to get in touch with Dyfed-Powys Police.