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Rhoose crash driver describes 'terrifying experience'

The driver of the car which overturned outside a primary school in the Vale of Glamorgan injuring nine people has spoken of his "terrifying experience".

61-year-old Robert Bell, who was travelling with his granddaughter, said he did "not have a clue" what happened:

"I was stationary and my grand-daughter said I coughed and the next thing I knew I'm coming round and I'd been unconscious and upside down.

"I haven't a clue what happened. Luckily my grand-daughter came round before me. She just has tiny minor cuts. She had the sense of mind to undo her seatbelt and reach over and undo mine and we then dropped," he told BBC Wales.

Police officers stands outside Rhoose Primary School in Rhoose, Wales, where a car flipped over leaving nine people injured. Credit: PA Wire

Mr Bell suffered cuts and bruises in the crash which occurred at 8.50am on Thursday, which left five Rhws Primary school pupils, a lollipop lady and two other women injured.

One schoolgirl remains in intensive care.

A force spokesman said the incident "was not believed to be a deliberate act".

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Rhoose crash adult in 'comfortable condition'

A woman admitted to the Princess of Wales hospital following yesterday's crash in Rhoose is in a 'comfortable and satisfactory condition', according to the local health board.

In total, five children and four adults were injured when a black Audi overturned outside Rhws Primary School yesterday morning.

One schoolgirl remains in intensive care.


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Police continue to investigate Rhoose crash

Children will be returning to school Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Children are returning to school this morning after yesterday's crash outside Rhws Primary School in Rhoose.

Four adults and five children, including a lollipop lady, were injured when a car overturned outside the school at drop-off time yesterday morning.

A nine-year-old girl is in a serious condition in the paediatric intensive care unit at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.

Police say they believe the incident was not a deliberate act, but are continuing to investigate.

The driver of the car, a 61-year-old man, was injured and is helping the police with their enquiries.

Officers are appealing for witnesses to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit by calling 101.

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Rhoose crash: Adult and child discharged from hospital

Two out of three people admitted with injuries to the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend have now been discharged.

The adult and child with minor injuries have been discharged from the Emergency Department. The woman admitted earlier today remains in a stable condition in hospital.

– Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board statement

Six others were taken to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff following this morning's collision near Rhws Primary School.


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Pictures: Lollipop sign removed from Rhoose scene

Police officers at the scene of a collision near a primary school in Rhoose have removed a broken lollipop sign.

The local lollipop lady is understood to be one of nine people injured in the incident as she helped children to cross the road.

Police say they do not believe the collision was a deliberate act.

A policeman picks up the broken lollipop sign outside Rhws Primary School
The broken lollipop sign stick can just about be seen behind the sign itself
A policeman (left) removes the broken lollipop sign while colleagues continue to work at the roadside
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Rhoose incident: 'Adult and child due to be discharged'

An adult and child injured in the Rhoose collision this morning are due to be discharged from hospital, according to Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board.

They were being treated for minor injuries at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend.

A third person admitted with them is reportedly stable.

The Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend has received three patients - two adults and one child - from the road traffic accident at Rhoose today.

One woman has been admitted with non-immediate life threatening injuries, and is in a stable condition.

It is anticipated that the other adult and the child, both with minor injuries, will be discharged within the next hour.

– Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board statement

Meanwhile six others, including four children, are being treated at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.

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Council: Psychologist 'working with Rhws pupils'

The Vale of Glamorgan Council says it is supporting staff and pupils at Rhws Primary School in the wake of this morning's collision.

We were shocked to hear about this incident and we are very concerned about the condition of the injured children and adults.

We are working with the headteacher to ensure she has all the support she and her staff and pupils need.

Council education officers are at the school supporting the staff and an education psychologist is working with pupils.

The council has also been working very closely with the emergency services. We are looking at what help is needed for the local community.

– Cllr Chris Elmore, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services

Mr Elmore said the school remains open, but Fontgary Road is closed.

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