Thirteen people have been taken to hospital after an Audi A4 crashed into a smoking shelter outside a Welsh nightclub in the early hours of Sunday morning (25 October). A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and dangerous driving after the incident, which took place outside the Streets nightclub in Porthcawl, Bridgend, at about 1am. An 18-year-old woman is helping South Wales Police with their inquiries.
Eight men and five women aged between 17 and 43 suffered leg injuries. Nine were taken to hospital in Bridgend and four to Swansea. The Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend has discharged three people and is treating the remaining six, who have sustained serious injuries but are in a stable condition. In Morriston Hospital in Swansea, two people are in a serious but stable condition, while the other two were admitted as a precaution.
Superintendent Andy Valentine said: "This was declared a major incident by the police and ambulance services. All three emergency services were deployed to the incident and work seamlessly to provide a fast and efficient response. All of the victims, eight male and five female, are now being treated in hospital for their injuries."
Nick Smith, of the Welsh ambulance service said: "The injuries were all to lower limbs with no one reported in a life threatening condition."
South Wales Police has appealed for witnesses to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 and quote incident number 151.