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Safety meeting held about ‘accident hotspot’ A5104 road hours before horror crash – Daily Post

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Highways chiefs had a safety meeting about the A5104 in Flintshire just hours before a horror crash which left one man fighting for his life and six people injured.

Three people had to be airlifted to Stoke University Hospital and four were taken by road to Wrexham Maelor Hospital following the two-vehicle collision near Treuddyn on Monday night.

Police said today that a man in his 80s is fighting for his life, a woman in her 20s has suffered serious, life-changing injuries. Four others suffered serious injuries and a man suffered minor injuries.

Treuddyn county councillor Carolyn Thomas has told North Wales Live how she met with highways officers on the day of the collision to look at ways to improve the safety on the A5104 and an adjoining unclassified road.

The council had just recently reduced the speed limit on the A5104 from 50mph to 40mph and from 60mph to 50mph on the unclassified road.

Chevron warning signs on a bend on the A5104
Chevron warning signs on a bend on the A5104

Cllr Thomas, deputy leader of Flintshire Council and cabinet member for Streetscene and countryside, said: “I had a meeting just hours before the crash to discuss the safety of the road. I discussed with highways officers and residents what can be done to improve the road.

 

“Options could include altering the junction, looking at adding lighting and vehicle activated signs plus other signage. Highways are going to look at all the proposals with estimated costings which will be ready for the next community council meeting in July.

“It is an accident hotspot and we really need to look at what can be done.

Emergency services at the scene of the A5104 crash near Treuddyn
Emergency services at the scene of the A5104 crash near Treuddyn

“We’ve had safety concerns for a long time. The problem is that the A5104 from Rhydtalog towards Treuddyn is very straight and the unclassified road is also very straight so when you get to the junction it looks like a continuous straight line.

 

“There are signage and chevrons in place but despite these there have been accidents going many years with several people hitting the fence in the middle and not stopping at the junction. 

The scene of a serious accident in Treuddyn at the junction of the A5104
The scene of a serious accident in Treuddyn at the junction of the A5104

The cause of Monday night’s crash is still being investigated by police who are appealing for anyone witnesses it to come forward.

 

It involved a white Ford van and a black Volvo and happened at around 5.40pm.   

Sergeant Jason Diamond of the Roads Policing Unit said: “We continue to appeal for any witnesses to the collision, or anybody who may have dash cam footage to contact us.”

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