Investigation continues into fatal bank holiday car smash near Porthcawl

INVESTIGATIONS are continuing into a bank holiday car crash which claimed the life of a driver and left his passenger seriously injured.

The male driver of a Honda Civic died after his vehicle collided with a Kia Sorento on the A4229 Pyle Road, at Newton-Nottage roundabout near Porthcawl, on Monday morning.

  1. scene     The accident scene on the A4229 Pyle Road.  Picture: David Williams

    scene The accident scene on the A4229 Pyle Road. Picture: David Williams

He has not yet been formally identified.

His passenger suffered serious injuries in the incident, and remains in a stable condition in Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend.

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A man and woman travelling in the Kia, together with their six-year-old-son, suffered minor injuries in the collision.

South Wales Police are trying to piece together the events that led up to the fatal crash, and they are urging anyone who saw the incident, or anyone who saw either vehicle — the silver Honda or the red Kia — being driven in to moments before the collision, to come forward.

A spokesman for the force said: “Police are requesting that any person that witnessed the collision, or has any information regarding the vehicles involved, contact the Western Roads Policing office.”

Police, ambulance and firefighters were called to the incident just before 10am on Monday.

The road was closed for much of the day for recovery and investigation work, and local diversions were in place.

Can you help? Call South Wales Police roads policing unit in Llansamlet on 01792 456999, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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