Fire service plea after road crashes in mid and south west Wales

Fire chiefs are urging drivers to take more care on the roads after a second weekend of serious crashes in mid and west Wales.

They said several people had to be freed from wreckage following a number of collisions between Friday and Sunday.

In one incident a person was airlifted to hospital after a crash near Llanfair Caereinion, Powys, on Saturday.

Other collisions happened in Cardigan and Llanelli.

Steve Davies, deputy head of community risk reduction for Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, said: "This is the second weekend the service has attended a number of serious road traffic collisions where several casualties were trapped and our crews needed to use hydraulic rescue equipment to release casualties from their vehicles.

"These collisions can have tragic consequences for individuals and families and I would urge drivers to take note of just how quickly accidents can happen and to take extra care while driving."

  • A man was cut free after a crash between two vehicles in Cardigan on Friday shortly after 22:00 BST.
  • Two women were freed after a crash involving three vehicles on the A487 Sarnau to Tanygroes road, near Cardigan, shortly after 15:00 BST on Saturday.
  • Two people released by fire crews and taken to hospital after a two vehicle crash near Llangadfan, Powys, close to Llanfair Caereinion, at 17:10 BST Saturday.
  • Two hurt just after midnight on Sunday after crash involving one car in Pwll Road, Llanelli. Firefighters freed one of the casualties.

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