Man Killed and Woman Hurt by Runaway Car in Swansea

By NewsRoom24 on December 1st, 2014 / Views
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Emergency services were called at 9.21am on Sunday. It is understood the pair were pinned under the vehicle which had rolled down the street” in Finsbury Terrace in the Brynmill area of Swansea at 9.20am today.
Firefighters used specialist rescue equipment to lift the car but were unable to save the man. South Wales police said the woman suffered serious injuries and was flown to hospital by air ambulance.
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A force spokesman said, “Initial reports are that a vehicle has rolled down the street trapping a male and female underneath the vehicle. The female has been conveyed to hospital by air ambulance. The male sustained fatal injuries.”
Mid and West Wales fire and rescue service said the firefighters used low-pressure air bags, hydraulic spreaders and chock blocks to lift the car.
Police said the woman was taken to hospital by air ambulance.
A spokesman for South Wales Police said a woman had been flown to hospital by air ambulance but the man had sustained fatal injuries.
No details about the victims have yet been released.
The Brynmill area, where the tragic accident occurred, is home to many students in Swansea.
Local councillor Peter May said he was shocked to hear of the incident. He said, “Looking at the scene, it appears that the vehicle must have run down a hill from a back lane just off Brynmill Crescent. The people in the street are naturally very shocked at what has happened. There is a lot of uncertainty as to whether it was someone known to us.”
Emergency services remain at the scene dealing with the incident.
Man killed and woman hurt by runaway car in Swansea
Police are appealing for any witnesses to contact 101 and quote incident 430 of November 30.

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