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5th NOVEMBER 1992
     

HORROR CRASH – BUT IT'S ALL FOR THE
TELLY CAMERAS

   
   
   
   
GOING….A CAR SPEEDS UP AND GOES OUT OF CONTROL AS IT HEADS STRAIGHT FOR DISASTER.
 

GOING….. NOW THE DRIVER HAS ABSOLUTELY NO CONTROL AND NOTHING CAN STOP THE INEVITABLE COLLISION.

  GONE…. IT SMASHES INTO A SECOND VEHICLE AND IT'S ENGINE CATCHES FIRE NEEDING EMERGENCY ACTION WITH ITS DRIVER SLUMPED OVER THE WHEEL.      
     
                       
          CUTTING EQUIPMENT….FIREFIGHTERS, PHILIP WATTS, CHRIS MORRIS AND DAVID WIGLEY, SETTING UP SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT.                
           
      STRETCHER AT THE READY…. AN INJURED DRIVER BEING TREATED BY AMBULANCEMEN AND FIREMEN. BROKEN LEG … FIREFIGHTERS, PHILIP WATTS AND MICHAEL COOPER, PARAMEDIC DYFRIG LEWIS AND AMBULANCE MAN DORIAN RICHARDS TREATING A CASUALTY FOR A TWISTED NECK AND BROKEN LEG. STRETCHERED….A CASUALTY ON A DRIP BEING CONVEYED BY STRETCHER TO THE PARAMEDICS AMBULANCE.          
 
  CREATING A FRACTURE….SUB O REYLAND MATHEWS CREATING A FRACTURE USING LAMB BONES AND BREAD POULTICE   REALISTIC INJURIES…. FIREFIGHTER JOHN COLLINS WITH REALISTIC INJURIES CREATED ON HIS LEG AND FOREHEAD.   AT THE ROAD SIDE…..FIREFIGHTER CLIVE SMITH ONE OF THE CASUALTIES BEING TREATED AT THE ROADSIDE.


ALERT FOLLOWS ‘CAR SMASH'

FIREFIGHTERS and paramedics rushed to the scene of a horrific car crash in Ammanford town centre.

But the accident which left both drivers seriously injured was not for real – but recreated for “Siarad Plaen” a new S4C programme for Welsh learners.

The accident which involved local firefighters, ambulancemen and police, was set-up at Ammanford fire station where it was filmed by the ‘Hel Stracon' television unit.

After the accident, the drivers were freed from their badly damaged cars by firefighters using specialist cutting equipment.

They received on-the-spot treatment from paramedics who are specially trained to deal with such emergencies before being conveyed by ambulancemen to hospital.

Police diverted traffic while a fire created in one of the car engines was extinguished by firefighters using a hose-reel-jet.

Realistic injuries were created by Sub O Reyland Mathews with fractures made from lamb bones and bread poultices.

‘Siarad Plaen' (Plain Speaking) introduced by Beti George, Sioned Lewis Jones and Keith Davies, who comes from Ammanford, will be shown on S4C on Sunday, November 15.

A ‘Hel Straeon' spokesman said: “The purpose of the accident is to convey the language of the emergency services to Welsh learners.”

STORY:
ARTHUR
WILLIAMS

PHOTO:
PETER EVANS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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