THE father of a toddler who escaped death when a car drove into a campsite had pelvic surgery.
Dan Staniforth was next to the tent where two-year-old Sonny was sleeping when the horror happened.
The boy was protected by his £30 travel cot and escaped unharmed. Avid surfer Dan, 44, suffered crush injuries in Newgale, Pembrokeshire and was flown to hospital in “serious” condition.
His partner Emma Lou Lewis was treated for burns on her back after being hit by the car’s tailpipe.
Dan’s mother Gillian informed about the family’s condition via Facebook.
In Sunday’s post, she wrote: “Dan had surgery this afternoon.
“He is now in a ward and next to his good friend who has been flown to the hospital.
“We hope he makes a full recovery.
“Emma has to undergo a skin graft.”
Dyfed-Powys Police are investigating claims the Ford Fiesta was speeding at 80mph before the crash at 10.30pm on Saturday – with a newly qualified driver at the wheel.
Camper Fern Wilson said of the incident: “We helped move the car – there were a lot of young people in the car.
“There were girls who cried and screamed out of shock, that was the worst.
“Lots of people came to help, there were first responders and a nurse, everyone came to help which was great to see.”