Driver airlifted to hospital after crash on Horseshoe Pass

Published date: 09 April 2014 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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A MAN was airlifted to hospital after his car left the road and crashed down a bank.

The driver of the red Vauxhall Astra had to be cut free from the car after it careered an estimated 150 yards off the Horseshoe Pass yesterday.

The man, believed to be in his 30s, was the only person in the car.

Fire crews used hydraulic cutting equipment to cut the back of the car and had to remove seats to free the driver. After the driver was freed he was carried away on a spinal board before being flown to Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

The incident was between the A5104 Llandegla and B5103 Llangollen and roads in both directions were closed from about 10.30am until early afternoon.

North Wales Police spokesman Michael McGivern said came to rest in a field.

Two fire engines from Llangollen and Ruthin, along with the technical rescue unit from Wrexham, were called to the scene at 11.04am.

Crews used cutting equipment and were also needed to remove seats from the vehicle to free the driver.

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called to reports of a single-vehicle road traffic collision on the A542 Horseshoe Pass.

“We sent a crew in an emergency ambulance and a Wales Air Ambulance to the scene and a man in his 30s was airlifted to Wrexham Maelor Hospital.”

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