A CHILD was airlifted to hospital after being hit by a van in a Towy Valley village.

Officers from Dyfed-Powys Police were called to the incident on High Street, Llangadog just before 7pm yesterday – Wednesday, August 23 – after a report of a collision between a van and a child on a bike.

As well as the police and Wales Air Ambulance, who airlifted the child to hospital, there was also a road ambulance and advance paramedic practitioner in attendance.

The condition of the child is currently unknown.

The road was closed for four hours to allow the emergency services to work on the scene and for police to carry out initial enquiries before reopening around 11pm.

A spokesperson for Dyfed-Powys Police said: “We received a report of a child on a bike in collision with a van on High Street, Llangadog, at shortly before 7pm on Wednesday, 23 August.

“The child was airlifted to hospital.

“The road was closed while emergency services dealt with the incident and officers conducted initial enquiries. It reopened at 11pm.”

A spokesperson for the Welsh Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 6.56pm last night (Wednesday) to reports of a road traffic accident involving a cyclist in High Street, Llangadog.

“We sent an emergency ambulance, an advanced paramedic practitioner and two ambulance officers to the scene, where crews were also supported by two air ambulances. One person was airlifted to the University Hospital of Wales.”