Toddler killed in A55 crash near Gwalchmai

A young boy has died in a two-vehicle crash on the A55 near Gwalchmai.

A woman is in a critical condition in hospital following the two vehicle collision involving a Ford Mondeo and a lorry at just after 2pm on Sunday afternoon (16th February).

Police said the 21 month-old boy died shortly after emergency services left the scene of the crash.

The woman, a front seat passenger in the Mondeo, was taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor with serious, life threatening injuries. She was later transferred to a specialist trauma unit at the Royal Stoke University Hospital. The male driver of the car escaped unharmed.

The road was closed both ways between junctions 5 and 6 (Gwalchmai – Llangefni) for nearly seven hours.

Two fire crews were called out from Holyhead and Rhosneigr after fuel leaked onto the road following the collision. Both sides of the carriageway reopened just before 9pm.

Inspector Gareth Jones from the Roads Policing Unit said: ”Sadly this is being investigated as a fatal road traffic collision and our heartfelt sympathies remain with the baby boy’s family at this incredibly difficult time.”

”“The investigation is currently underway and we are appealing to anybody who may have witnesses the collision, or who may have seen either vehicle shortly before 2pm to contact us.”

Anyone who witnessed the crash should contact the Roads Policing Unit on 101, quoting reference no. Y022708, or the North Wales Police control room via the live web chat.

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