One dead and one rushed to hospital after HGV horror crash sparks pile-up on UK bridge

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One dead and one rushed to hospital after HGV horror crash sparks pile-up on UK bridge

A serious road traffic crash involving two HGVs and two cars on the bridge, which links the island of Anglesey with the mainland in Gwynedd, has re

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A serious road traffic crash involving two HGVs and two cars on the bridge, which links the island of Anglesey with the mainland in Gwynedd, has resulted in the death of one driver and left another driver severely injured. North Wales Police were called to the scene at 2.55am on Thursday and arrested the driver of one of the HGVs on suspicion of driving offences.

The injured driver was taken to district general hospital Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor.

Britannia Bridge is closed in both directions.

A diversion, via the Menai Suspension Bridge, has been set up while an investigation takes place.

An NWP spokeswoman claimed: “Sadly, a man has died following a road traffic collision on the Britannia Bridge this morning.

“North Wales Police were called at 2.55am today (January 20) to a report of a serious road traffic collision involving two HGVs and two cars on the westbound carriageway on approach to the bridge.

“The driver of one car was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver of another car was taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor with serious injuries.

“Officers have arrested the driver of one of the HGV’s on suspicion of driving offences and he remains in police custody.”

Sgt Jason Diamond, of the Roads Policing Unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the man’s family at this time.

“Our enquiries are underway and we are appealing to anybody who may have witnessed the collision and who are yet to speak to us, or anybody who may have been travelling in the area and who may have dash cam footage to contact us.

“Due to the full road closure that is in place on the Britannia Bridge, there will be significant disruption so we are urging motorists to avoid the area if they can.”



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