Two hospitalised as ten cars involved in three collisions on A48 between Carmarthen and Cross Hands
TEN vehicles were involved in three smashes on the A48 between Carmarthen and Cross Hands, leaving two people hospitalised.
The collisions, including a seven vehicle pile-up, happened within a space of an hour-and-a-half last night and resulted in two people to be freed from their vehicles by fire and ambulance crews.
At 5.20pm, there was a pile-up on the westbound carriageway between Cross Hands and Llanddarog.
Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said crews from Carmarthen and Pontarddulais were called to release one person who was trapped following the collision involving "six vehicles and one HGV".
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"We assisted ambulance to release the person," said a spokesman.
A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesman added: "We attended with six ambulances and one ambulance officer.
"Two casualties were conveyed to Glangwili General Hospital.
"One with neck injuries and one female with a facial injury."
Then at 6.30pm, on the eastbound carriageway near Nantycaws crews were called to a two-car collision.
Ponthenri and Carmarthen crews made the vehicles safe, while the Highways Agency cleared the road of debris.
At 6.45pm, on the westbound carriageway, about half a mile from Nantycaws, there was a smash involving one car.
"One male was medically trapped," said a fire service spokesman.
"We gave first aid and oxygen therapy and assisted ambulance getting him out of the vehicle."
Crews from Carmarthen and Tumble were involved in the operation.
An ambulance service spokesman said: "We attended with one ambulance, one rapid response vehicle (RRV), and one hazardous area response team (Hart) vehicle.
"One casualty with an ankle injury, and two with minor injuries were all treated at the scene but not conveyed to hospital."
The conditions of the people hurt in the collisions are not known.