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One taken to hospital after bollard smash.

ONE person was taken to hospital after a car smashed into a bollard at a busy junction yesterday.

The Welsh Ambulance Service said it was called to Cowbridge Road East, in Canton, Cardiff, just before at 12.30pm.

An ambulance service spokesman said it received a report that a pushchair had gone under a vehicle.

But eyewitnesses who saw the incident said they saw a car swerve into a bollard - and no sign of a pushchair.

At 12.56pm, one person was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Wales, in Cardiff, for treatment.

The spokesman said no baby was involved in the incident.

Police and the Fire and Rescue Service were also called to the scene.

Steffan Watkins, an employee at the Hein Gericke motorcycle shop, which looks onto the junction, said he saw a driver swerve to avoid another car before smashing into the bollards.

He said: "This driver was trying to move into another lane.

"At the last minute, he noticed a car and had to swerve to avoid it. He crashed straight into the central reservation."

Three passengers, including the driver, were seen getting out of the car.

According to Mr Watkins, one of the female passengers "got down on all four knees and crawled across the pavement, clutching her chest".

Two men in Rileys Snooker Hall, above the motorcycle shop, said they saw a number of emergency vehicles arrive.

"There were two fire engines, ambulances and police. Seemed a bit over the top if you ask me," one said.

An ambulance, fire and police cars all attended the scene. The female passengers were taken off in ambulance not long after the incident, eyewitnesses said.
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
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Date:Sep 15, 2011
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