Man killed in crash on Bri­tan­nia Bridge

Bangor Mail - - NEWS -

AMAN was killed in a crash in­volv­ing a car and a lorry on the Bri­tan­nia Bridge. Emer­gency ser­vices were called to the in­ci­dent, in­volv­ing an Audi A5 and an HGV on the east­bound lane of the A55, just be­fore 2am on Fri­day.

A man from War­wick­shire, who was driv­ing the Audi, was pro­nounced dead at the scene. His fam­ily have been in­formed. No­body else was with him in the car.

The road was closed for eight hours while emer­gency ser­vices cleared the scene, which was said to be a “com­plex” pro­ce­dure be­cause the HGV had shed some of its load.

Sergeant Ray­mond Wil­liams of the Roads Polic­ing Unit said: “Sadly, this is now be­ing in­ves­ti­gated as a fa­tal road traf­fic col­li­sion and our thoughts re­main with the man’s fam­ily at this dif­fi­cult time.

“We are ap­peal­ing for any wit­nesses to come for­ward, and are keen to speak to any­body who may have been trav­el­ling in the area around the time of the col­li­sion and who may have dash­cam footage.

“We are in con­tact with col­leagues from War­wick­shire Po­lice as the man was lo­cal to their area.

“His fam­ily have been in­formed and they will now be sup­ported by a spe­cially-trained fam­ily li­ai­son of­fi­cer. We ap­pre­ci­ate that peo­ple have been caught up in lengthy de­lays, and are fully aware of the im­pact closing the roads can have on the trans­port net­work. How­ever, peo­ple must ap­pre­ci­ate that we have a job to do when it comes to in­ves­ti­gat­ing fa­tal col­li­sions.

“We, as the po­lice, are the lead agency for col­li­sion in­ves­ti­ga­tion and have the pri­mary duty to in­ves­ti­gate and es­tab­lish the cir­cum­stances that have led to road deaths and life-chang­ing in­juries.

“We must dis­charge our re­spon­si­bil­i­ties to the coro­ner, the wider ju­di­ciary and fam­ily members.

“The re­cov­ery pro­ce­dure for the HGV was also com­plex due to the na­ture of the load it was car­ry­ing, hence it took a while longer to fully re-open the road.

“We’d like to thank ev­ery­body for their patience and understanding.”

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