Children injured in Rhoose crash

Five children and four adults are being treated for injuries after a car overturned near a primary school in Rhoose, Vale of Glamorgan.

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Rhoose collision: Adults and children remain in hospital

Several adults and children are still being cared for in two different hospitals following yesterday's collision in Rhoose.

Five are being treated at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, including one adult - believed to be school lollipop lady Karin Williams.

We are still caring for one adult and four children within the University Hospital of Wales.

One adult remains in a stable condition.

– Cardiff and Vale University Health Board statement

Meanwhile one female patient remains at the Princess of Wales hospital in Bridgend, where she is said to be in a 'comfortable and satisfactory condition'.

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board confirmed one adult and one child were discharged from the Princess of Wales hospital yesterday.

Rhws headteacher 'very proud' of community spirit

The acting headteacher of Rhws Primary School has praised the community in the aftermath of yesterday's collision, which left five children and four adults injured.

As you can imagine, this situation has been extremely traumatic for all concerned.

All members of staff showed exceptional strength of character as they dealt with the rapidly changing situation, both at the scene of the accident and inside the school.

We are very proud of the way in which the whole school community pulled together under difficult circumstances.

– Acting headteacher Jan Morgan

Meanwhile, headteacher Louise Lynn has sent her best wishes to the school's lollipop lady Karin Williams, who was badly injured in the incident.

Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have been injured, including our lollipop lady Karin Williams, who has a fantastic relationship with the children and is a treasured member of our school community.

We are so grateful for all the support we have received from the Vale council, who sent educational psychologists to the school and provided an extra school crossing patrol officer to help us to maintain our routine as much as possible at a very difficult time.

– Headteacher Louise Lynn

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.


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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