A Vale of Glamorgan Council Highways team has been at work early this morning to make safe one of the 20 foot high lamp standards on Beach Road after crash which happened just before 05:00 am this morning.
A black Skoda Fabia car – evidently travelling at high-speed down-hill – had veered across onto the wrong side of the road, clipped a tree, smashed into the wrought iron railings of Alexandra Park and then collided head-on with the tall ornamental lamp standard,
Council engineers on the scene this morning carried out temporary repairs to the lamp standard and made it safe – but more extensive repairs will be required later. They also placed absorbent material on the ground to soak up oil and fuel from the crashed car.
The car had hit a road sign, mounted the kerb, scored a deep gouge in the pavement and ricocheted off the park railings – leaving a large hole in the fence before then smashing into the lamp-standard head-on .
South Wales Police say a 22 year old local man has been arrested on suspicion of driving while being above the legal alcohol limit.