Barmaid on horror moment car smashed into beer garden, injuring 6 punters

A traumatised barmaid and pub heiress has told of the shock she felt when a car crashed into her beer garden yesterday evening.

Tia Lewis, 21, was manning the bar at her parents' idyllic village pub when a motorist suffered a "medical episode" and smashed his SUV into the South Wales drinking hole.

Her mum Tracey owns The Windsor pub in Pontyclun, with her loyal daughter working as a barmaid.

Tia told The Sun the collision was "like a scene from a movie".

Many in Pontyclun are still shaken by the incident, which left the 79-year-old driver in a critical condition and hospitalised six more.

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Tia said she was serving pints on the sunny summer day when she heard "a massive bang" and went outside to see a silver Ford Puma piled onto her premises.

She said: "The sound of the car hitting the wall of the pub was terrifying. I thought a bomb had gone off.

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"I ran outside straight away and saw the carnage. It was like a scene from a movie. Just horrifying."

One of the punters hit by the car is thought to have suffered life-changing injuries.

Youngster Tia was in charge of the entire place as her mum was vacationing in Cornwall at the time.

Chief Inspector James Ratti of South Wales Police said: "This was a very distressing incident and we are very grateful to the members of the public who came to the aid of the injured people in the moments immediately after the collision."

The investigation continues.

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