South West Wales

A483 coach crash: Police investigate after car driver dies

The coach came off the road but remained upright on a verge
Image caption One person died and 15 others were injured in the crash on the A483

Investigations are continuing after a driver died when a car collided with a coach on the A483 in Carmarthenshire.

Fifteen people were injured when the coach taking students from Coleg Sir Gar's Ammanford campus to Llanelli when it crashed near the Pont Abraham roundabout around 16:20 GMT.

The 52-seater coach came off the road but remained upright on a verge.

The car driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Dyfed-Powys Police is appealing for witnesses.

Ambulance staff said the bus casualties suffered minor injuries.

They were taken to the West Wales General Hospital in Carmarthen and Prince Philip Hospital in Llanelli for treatment.

The college said no students had suffered life-threatening injuries and the majority had suffered only minor injuries.

It said it had contacted all parents and that senior college staff met parents at both hospitals.

The college said it planned to make full support services available to students at its Ammanford campus on Wednesday.

"The college wishes to express its deepest sympathy to the family of the car driver who was killed in the accident," said a spokesperson.

The A483 from Pont Abraham roundabout towards Ammanford reopened in the early hours of Wednesday.

Witnesses should call Dyfed-Powys Police on 101. It has also released an emergency contact number - 07760762608.

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