A baby was inside a tent hit by a car which “flipped and rolled” off a road and into a Pembrokeshire campsite, it has been claimed.

Nine people were injured after the blue Ford Fiesta, carrying a number of passengers, ploughed into people and a tent at Newgale campsite shortly after 10.30pm on Saturday.

Two of the victims are said to be in a serious condition in hospital, with passengers in the car among those injured.

Clare Harris, who runs the campsite with her husband Mike, told the PA News Agency: “The car was speeding down the hill, realised it needed to slow down and tried to brake.

“It flipped and rolled several times, and crashed into the tent.

“There was a young child, a baby, in the tent at the time, thankfully they are okay.

“It’s a tragic accident that the police are dealing with, that’s all we can say at the moment.”

The Welsh Ambulance Service sent six ambulances to the scene.

A spokesperson said: “We were called yesterday (12 August) at around 22:40 to reports of an incident at Newgale Campsite, Pembrokeshire.

"We sent six emergency ambulances, one duty operations manager, one Cymru high acuity response unit and our crews were supported on scene by the emergency medical and retrieval transfer service and search and rescue helicopter.

"One patient was flown to University Hospital of Wales, four patients were taken by road to Glangwilli Hospital, and one patient was taken by road to Morriston Hospital.”

The car is believed to have been from the direction of Roch in the St Davids direction when it lost control and veered off the road.

“It crashed into the campsite, colliding with a number of people and a tent, injuring nine, including passengers in the car," said a Dyfed-Powys Police spokesperson.

“The injuries sustained by two of them are described as serious. They remain in hospital at this time.

“Officers are appealing for any information regarding the vehicle, a blue Ford Fiesta, and its occupants.

“The road was closed to allow investigations and reopened at around 7.45am today.

“We are especially interested in any dash-cam footage or doorbell footage which may have captured the vehicle being driven from Roch to the scene of the collision at Newgale.”

A statement from Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said: "At 10.40pm on Saturday, August 12th, the St David’s, Haverfordwest, Milford Haven and Fishguard crews were called to an incident at a camping site in Newgale, Haverfordwest.

"One private motor vehicle had left the roadway and collided with multiple tents within the campsite.  A total of five casualties were conveyed to hospital, four by road ambulance and one by Coastguard helicopter.

"Dyfed Powys Police, the Ambulance Service and the Coastguard were also in attendance.

"Crews utilised lighting, trauma bags and command support at the scene.

"Crews left the scene at 12.42am on Sunday, August 13, with two fire appliances remaining at the scene to provide lighting for the collision investigation team."

If you have information that could help police with this investigation, let them know on bit.ly/DPPContactOnline;  101@dyfed-powys.police.uk or 101 Quote reference: DP-20230812-

Additional reporting by Ted Hennessey, PA.