A MAN was killed when his car collided with a lorry in a layby on the A55.
Police, fire and ambulance services were called to a layby between junctions 32 and 33 at Northop Hall on the westbound carriageway of the A55 after a grey Nissan Almera was in collision with a blue Scania lorry.
The driver of the Nissan was left trapped in his vehicle with North Wales Fire and Rescue Service firefighers using cutting equipment in an attempt to free him.
The accident happed at about 4.10pm yesterday. Rush hour traffic was brought to a halt with one lane closed and tailbacks stretching down the A55 as far as Queensferry.
A police spokesman said: “Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision on the A55 in Flintshire. The fire and ambulance services are in attendance. One lane was closed and police advised motorists to take alternative routes.”
A spokesman for North Wales Fire Service said: “Crews from Queensferry, Holywell as well as the technical rescue unit based in Wrexham attended. Cutting equipment was used to free one man.”
A spokesman for the Welsh Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 4.12pm to reports of a two-vehicle collision on the westbound carriageway of the A55 at Northop. We sent two emergency ambulances to the scene."
Cllr Tony Sharps, who represents Northop Hall ward on Flintshire Council, said: “It is sad news whenever a fatality takes place. Our thoughts go out to everyone who is involved in this tragedy.”
North Wales Police are asking anyone with information on the collision to get in contact with the roads policing team based at Deeside by telephoning 101.