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Ferryside couple cut free after crash at White Lion pub

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: December 07, 2012

By Ian Lewis

Dave Pointon of the White Lion pub in Ferryside examines the damage

Dave Pointon of the White Lion pub in Ferryside examines the damage

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A FERRYSIDE couple have had to be cut free from their 4x4 vehicle after it crashed into the village's White Lion pub.

Witnesses said the couple were travelling from the Llansaint direction, towards the village square when the vehicle — described as being a 4x4 by the pub landlord — collided with the side of the building.

People rushed to the aid of the couple, who live in the village, and the emergency services were called.

White Lion landlord Dave Pointon said he was with a friend at the bar drinking tea when the crash rocked the pub at 10.33am on Tuesday.

He added: "I thought the chimney had collapsed and went straight upstairs but everything was fine.

"It wasn't until we went outside and saw people around the vehicle, they were trying to help and were talking to them both to keep them calm as they were both conscious.

"People who saw it happen went over straight away to them. The car was all crumpled at the front, a real mess."

"Everyone is hoping they are on the mend soon, it was a shock for everyone in the village."

Fire crews from Carmarthen and Kidwelly were on the scene and used hydraulic cutting equipment to free the couple. Firefighters remained on the village square at the pub for two hours following the crash

A spokesman for the Welsh Ambulance Service said: "Two patients were taken to hospital, with minor injuries."

The pub is expected to be closed for a few days while repairs are undertaken.

The couple's family who also live in the village did not wish to comment.

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  • geoboy01  |  December 07 2012, 9:36AM

    hope everyone is ok they do a good sunday lunch there!

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