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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.

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.


Rhoose parent: 'The community is in a state of shock'

One of the parents outside Rhws Primary School this morning told ITV News: "You just feel lucky it wasn't you."

Martin Rauch said the Rhoose collision occurred on the same route his family walks to the school.

"We go down that side of the road," he said.

"We cross at that crossing, with that lollipop lady. It could easily have been us."

He added that the community was in 'a state of shock'.

Five adults and four children have been taken to hospital with injuries.


Police: 'Nine injured, four significantly' in Rhoose

Police say nine people have been taken to hospital following this morning's collision in Rhoose - four with 'significant injuries'.

Four of the nine casualties are described as having significant injuries.

An Audi car overturned outside Rhws Primary School injuring four adults and five children, who have been taken to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, and the Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend.

The age and sexes of those involved have not been confirmed.

The 61-year-old male driver of the vehicle, who is one of the nine casualties, is assisting police with enquiries.

At this stage the collision is not believed to be a deliberate act.

Emergency services are at the scene and the road remains closed.

– South Wales Police

Officers are asking anyone who witnessed the collision, or who gave assistance, to contact the South Wales Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit using the 101 number.

Police added the school, which is open, is currently contacting pupils' parents.

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is offering support to both school and pupils.

University Hospital Wales 'treating adults and children'

The emergency unit at University Hospital of Wales is treating adults and children involved in the incident in Rhoose.

The unit has specialist procedures in place for dealing with serious incidents and those have been activated to care for those involved.

The priority now is treating those involved and supporting their families.

– Ian Morris, Divisional Manager for Surgery at UHW Cardiff

Wales Air Ambulance 'treated three people at scene'

The Wales Air Ambulance is pictured here attending to the incident

A Wales Air Ambulance spokesperson says it treated three patients at the scene of the Rhoose collision but no one was flown to hospital.

A statement said: "We can confirm that Wales Air Ambulance (WAA) landed on scene at an RTC near a primary school in Rhoose.

"WAA crew from the Swansea base were tasked at 9:00am and on scene at 9:20am. The crew flew through adverse weather conditions to make it to the scene.

"The aircrew treated three patients on scene but did not convey any patients to hospital. Adverse weather continued to close in and the patients were assessed as suitable to travel by road.

"WAA left the scene at 10:48."

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