South East Wales

Lee Byrne in Twitter tribute to Bridgend car crash rescuers

Lee Byrne tweeted a photograph of himself lying on a stretcher Image copyright Lee Byrne | Twitter

Former Wales and British Lions rugby player Lee Byrne paid tribute to 999 crews for helping him after a two-vehicle collision in Bridgend.

He tweeted a photograph of himself lying on a stretcher following the crash on Monday, praising rescuers.

South Wales Police said two motorists were taken to hospital as a precautionary measure following a collision on Tondu Road at 19:00 BST.

"Thank you to everyone," said Mr Byrne.

The former Newport Gwent Dragons captain retired from the sport last year after an injury.

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