'Major incident' as passengers trapped after 52-seater bus crashes on bridge

A number of passengers are injured and a driver is trapped after a 52-seater bus collided with a car on a bridge in Wales.

Emergency services declared a major incident after they were called to the Cleddau Bridge in Pembrokeshire at 2.19pm.

A multi-agency response is currently ongoing as many of the bus passengers are said to be suffering from ‘various injuries’.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service have issued a statement which said: ‘At 2.19pm on Tuesday, September 5th, the Pembroke Dock, Milford Haven, Haverfordwest, Tenby and Narberth crews were called to an incident on the Cleddau Bridge, Pembroke Dock.

‘Crews responded to a road traffic collision involving one 52-seater bus and one private motor vehicle. Many of the bus passengers are suffering with various injuries.

‘One driver is currently severely trapped, crews are currently working to extract the trapped driver as well as administering first aid. The Air Ambulance and Dyfed Powys Police are also in attendance.

‘This has been declared a major incident which is currently ongoing, more information may be released when available.’

Wales’ First Minister Mark Drakeford has said that it is ‘worrying to hear news of a major incident on the Cleddau Bridge. Details are still emerging’.

‘My thoughts are with all those involved and my thanks to the first responders and emergency services working at the scene,’ Mr Drakeford tweeted.

An air ambulance and five emergency land ambulances are at the scene, with fire crews working to free the trapped driver and provide first aid to the injured passengers.

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