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Woman fighting for her life after car ploughs over campsite tents

At the scene: The Rhyd y Galen campsite near Caernarfon where the incident took place PICTURES: GOOGLE

A WOMAN is fighting for her life after a vehicle was driven into tents at a campsite in Wales.

Police have arrested two men after four campers were hurt in the incident at the Rhyd y Galen site near Caernarfon early this morning.

One of the victims suffered critical injuries and is fighting for her life in hospital.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said two fire engines were sent to the scene after a car was driven into two tents.

One casualty was left trapped in the collision and was freed by police officers before being taken to hospital.

A spokesman for the Welsh Ambulance Service said: ‘We were called on Monday, August 19, at approximately 2.02am to reports of a collision between a vehicle and a tent in Caernarfon.

‘We responded with two emergency ambulances. One patient was transported to Ysbyty Gwynedd Hospital, Bangor.’

Det Ch Insp Sion Williams, from North Wales Police, said: ‘This was a terrifying event for people who should have felt safe in their tents.

‘North Wales Police are supporting those involved and our thoughts are with the family of the woman who has been seriously injured.

‘I would like to thank those members of the public who have helped us, but if anyone has not been spoken to yet and has any information which could assist, then please contact us.

‘Our roads policing unit is working with detectives to establish exactly what happened.’

Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting reference X119854.