Morriston Hospital car park crash couple hit by own vehicle

A 69-year-old woman has suffered life-threatening injuries and a man has also been hurt after being hit by their own vehicle in a hospital car park.

It is believed the 79-year-old man was struck as the woman parked their Audi A4, and then she was hit after getting out to try and help him.

The woman is being treated at Swansea's Morriston Hospital following the incident near the hospital burns unit.

South Wales Police are appealing for witnesses.

Morriston Hospital said the woman was trapped under the car for around an hour while emergency staff, including a consultant from the hospital's accident and emergency department as well as a second doctor, went to her rescue.

A spokeswoman said: "Paramedics, police and fire crews were present, and it took approximately an hour to free the woman, who was then taken to the emergency department for further emergency treatment and admitted to Morriston Hospital with serious injuries."

The man, an out-patient who was leaving the hospital following an appointment, was assessed by medics and was able to leave.

A force spokesman said: "As a result of this collision, the female has sustained life-threatening injuries, the male sustaining lesser injuries."

Other parked vehicles were damaged in the incident on Monday at 12:10 BST.

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