Seven in hospital after A55 crashes

Seven people have been taken to hospital after two crashes in one morning on the A55 in Abergwyngregyn.

Four people were injured in a three vehicle pile-up near the turnoff for the village on the eastbound carriageway on Wednesday morning (21st August).

It happened near the spot where a silver Volkswagen car overturned on the westbound carriageway at around 8.30am.

Two children were flown by air ambulance to the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool with serious injuries – and a third was taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor.

The first crash led to the closure of both the westbound carriageway and one lane eastbound from junctions 12 to 14 (Tal y Bont to Llanfairfechan) with long tailbacks stretching back to junction 15.

The road reopened shortly after 10am, but the eastbound side was partly shut when a Volkswagen Golf collided with a VW Polo and a Peugeot. Four people were taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd.

After a vehicle broke down while in queuing traffic, the road was fully cleared by 2pm.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the first crash to come forward.

PC Eifion Jones from North Wales Police said: ”We are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision or who may have seen the silver Volkswagen travelling along the road prior to the collision to come forward.”

”We would also like to speak to anybody who may have dash cam footage from their vehicles prior to the collision.’

Anyone with information should contact the Roads Policing Unit in St Asaph on 101, quoting reference no. X121044, or the North Wales Police control room via the live web chat.

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