28 hurt as bus and cars crash on M4

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Published: Saturday 24th January 2015 by The News Editor

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Almost 30 people have been taken to hospital following a five-vehicle motorway crash.

A bus and four other vehicles were involved in the collision on the eastbound M4 between junctions 34 and 33 to the west of Cardiff, South Wales Police said.

A total of 28 casualties were taken to the University Hospital of Wales, Royal Glamorgan and Princess of Wales hospitals either by road or air ambulance.

Most of these were classed as walking wounded and, while six of them suffered more serious injuries, none are believed to be life threatening or life changing.

The bus is understood to have been taking people from the Bridgend area to Cardiff to see a show, police said.

A further collision occurred in the westbound carriageway at the same location a few minutes later when a vehicle towing another overturned, but t here were no injuries in this incident.

There were delays in both directions as the collisions were dealt with, police said. A police spokeswoman described the delays as “chaotic”.

Meanwhile, a spokeswoman for South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said that a number of the casualties on the bus were elderly.

Published: Saturday 24th January 2015 by The News Editor

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