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19th FEBRUARY 2004
 
 
MAN AIRLIFTED AFTER CRASH AT BLACKSPOT

CRASH SCENE…. PARAMEDICS AND WELSH AIR AMBULANCE STAFF(ABOVE) PREPARE TO TRANSPORT A MAN TO HOSPITAL AFTER AN ACCIDENT AT DYFFRYN ROAD, AMMANFORD.
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  THEIR VEHICLE WAS WRECKED.
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A MAN had to be airlifted to hospital after a serious accident at Ammanford's Dyffryn Road on Tuesday.

A second man was also taken to hospital by ambulance when it was thought that the car in which they were travelling lost control. Both men are thought to be local.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident which happened at 10.05am at a vend in the road near the Coleg Wir Gar, the former Ammanford Tech.

An Ammanford ambulance spokesman said: “We received a call at 10.05am. two men in their early 20s were involved in an accident involving just one vehicle. One of the men was airlifted to hospital and the other was taken by ambulance.”

It is the latest in a long line of accidents on the perilous road, says a local resident. Janet Longar, of Dyffryn Road, whose garden the air ambulance landed in, said:”There's going to be a tragic accident here one day. Last year I remember there was three accidents on the same day.

“people don't give this road the respect it deserves. Even with the police accident sign here on Tuesday people were still driving for to fast.

“A lot of young mothers walk along the road at that time- I dread to think what might have happened.

“I've lobbied local councillors about the dangers of this road yet nothing gets done,” she added.

“People need to heed the warnings of this and past accidents.

“ The air ambulance landed in my back garden but it's not a sight I want to see again.

“I fear that it's going to take a fatality before something is done, by which time it will be too late.”

Police were called and are investigating the cause of the accident.

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STORY:
HUW WAGHORN

Huw.waghorn@gwent-wales.co.uk

PHOTO:
GUARDIAN PICTURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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