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Young girl 'seriously ill' following Rhoose crash

Dr George Findlay from University Hospital of Wales has given ITV News an update on the condition of those still being treated, including a nine-year old girl still in intensive care.

She's seriously ill in our intensive care unit, currently receiving treatment to try and reduce her injuries - but really it is a matter of time and taking things day-by-day.

This was a serious road traffic crash and the injuries are the kind of things you would expect - bone injuries and head injuries.

– Dr George Findlay, University Hospital of Wales

'Too early to say' exactly what caused Rhoose collision

At this very early stage there is an investigation ongoing, which will look at all aspects of what occurred before the incident and immediately at the time of the incident.

There is a team of very experienced and expert officers in our Serious Collision Investigation Unit, who have surveyed the scene and will systematically interview all witnesses to gather that information.

At this stage it's too early to say exactly what caused the distressing circumstances that led to this collision today.

Again, I'd appeal for any witnesses to contact South Wales Police on 101.

– Chief Superintendent Joe Ruddy, South Wales Police

Police have stressed that the incident is not being treated as a deliberate act at this stage.

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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.

One child in intensive care following Rhoose incident

Police say one child remains in intensive care after suffering injuries in this morning's collision near Rhws Primary School in the Vale of Glamorgan.

At a police press conference this afternoon, journalists were told the five injured children are aged between five and ten years old.

Their conditions are 'changing throughout the day', police said, but none of the injuries are life-threatening.

The child most badly injured is in a 'serious but stable condition'.

Meanwhile two adult women will be operated on after suffering broken bones in the incident.

Police confirmed a driver is helping them with their enquiries but the incident is not being treated as suspicious.

They also praised school leaders and thanked members of the public who assisted at the scene.

Rhoose cafe owner: 'The mood here is very sombre'

A Rhoose business owner who arrived at work minutes after this morning's collision has told ITV News the mood locally is 'very sombre'.

Glenys Watson, who runs a cafe just yards from Rhws Primary School, comforted mothers and children in the aftermath.

She said due to the loud bang and screams some people initially thought a gun had been fired.

"Rhoose is a sleepy little village," she said. "This has woken that sleepy village up."

Nine people, including five children, were injured when the black Audi overturned.

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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

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.

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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