Mum and young baby hurt in Baglan horror crash still critical
A MOTHER and baby are fighting for their lives in hospital after an horrific road crash in Port Talbot.
The woman, aged 41, was carrying her two-month-old baby son along Dinas Baglan Road near its junction with Smallwood Road in Baglan when they were struck by a black Mercedes.
Both are said to be in a critical but stable condition, with the mum in Morriston and the baby in the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.
An eyewitness has told how two off-duty nurses cared for the mother and infant minutes after the accident happened.
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Elaine Davies was on her way to work in nearby Finnegan's Fish and Chips, where she is manager.
"I didn't see the accident itself. I must have arrived one or two minutes later," said Elaine.
"It was terrible. The lady was laying there. Her legs were trapped under the car. She was coherent, she was talking.
"The baby was quiet but didn't seem to be injured. He had a graze on his face and some grit, love him, but I couldn't see any blood.
"The mum just wanted to know that her baby was okay."
Elaine said two nurses, one male and one female, were already on the scene.
"From what I can gather they just happened to be passing in their car. The male was attending to the lady on the floor while the female nurse was holding the little baby, and we got the baby a blanket," she said.
"I did feel sorry for the woman driving the car. I don't know what happened, I really don't. But she was in a state, all she wanted to know was that the baby was okay."
Elaine added: "Everybody at the scene was absolutely brilliant, from the guys directing the traffic to the nurses and medical staff. They were all amazing."
The accident happened at around 2.35pm on Sunday. Mother and baby were taken to Morriston Hospital before the infant was transferred to Cardiff.
It is understood two people in the Mercedes were taken to Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend.
Baglan councillor Peter Richards said: "I didn't see the accident. I was in the area and saw the air ambulance had landed in the car park behind the Spar. It took off then, but didn't appear to have anyone in it.
"It was a real shock when I heard what had happened. My thoughts are obviously with the family.
"I don't know what the circumstances were but there haven't been any particular issues with that road.
"There have not been any serious accidents there before Sunday, at least not during the 10 years I've been a councillor. It isn't recognised as an accident black spot or anything like that."
Anyone with information on the accident is asked to call the Western Roads Policing Office on 01792 456999 extension 88331, their local police station or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.