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8-year-old boy in ‘serious but stable’ condition following crash [UPDATED]

Crash: The BT van in Haverfordwest (pic. Jennifer Harvey)

AN 8-YEAR-OLD boy is currently in a ‘serious but stable’ condition in the Heath hospital, Cardiff, following a crash involving a van in Haverfordwest yesterday (Mar 19).

A woman and a young girl were also involved in the incident and were transported to Withybush hospital, but were released a short time afterwards. The driver was also treated for injuries.

A white Fort Transit van left Sydney Rees Way broke through a barrier on the side of the road.

The crash happened at around 3:45pm and the road was closed for several hours as emergency services investigated the scene.

A police spokesperson said: “A BT van (white Ford Transit) left the road and mounted the pavement and collided with three pedestrians – a female adult and two children.

“An 8 year old boy was conveyed to Withybush hospital in the first instance, but later transferred to the Heath hospital in Cardiff. He remains there in a serious but stable condition.

“The woman and girl were conveyed to Withybush hospital with minor injuries, but released a short time later. The male driver of the van was taken to Withybush hospital as a precaution.

“The road was closed but reopened at approximately 10pm last night.

“Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the van on Sydney Rees Way just prior to the collision or the collision itself to contact PC 492 Stephen Thomas by calling 101.”

Broken barrier: The van stopped off the road (pic. Jennifer Harvey)