A483 coach crash: Car driver killed and 15 people injured

The coach is upright on the grass verge
Image caption The coach came to a halt upright on a grass verge

A car driver has died and 15 people are injured after a crash involving a coach and a car on the A483 in Carmarthenshire.

The coach was taking students from Coleg Sir Gar's Ammanford campus to Llanelli when it crashed near the Pont Abraham roundabout around 16:20 GMT.

The 52-seat vehicle came off the road but remained upright on a verge.

The car driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Ambulance staff said the bus casualties suffered minor injuries.

They were taken to the West Wales General Hospital in Carmarthen and Prince Philip Hospital in Llanelli for treatment.

The college said it believed none of the students had suffered life threatening injuries and the majority had suffered only minor injuries.

It said it had contacted all parents and that senior college staff met parents at both hospitals.

Image caption The accident happened at around 16:20 GMT

The college said it planned to make full support services available to students at its Ammanford campus from Wednesday.

It has also released an emergency contact number - 07760762608.

"The college wishes to express its deepest sympathy to the family of the car driver who was killed in the accident," said a spokesperson.

The accident resulted in traffic disruption and police advised motorists to check information services before travelling.

The A483 from Pont Abraham roundabout towards Ammanford is closed until further notice and traffic diversions are in place.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Dyfed Powys Police on 101.

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