Wrexham man tried to save dying driver after A5 crash

Reporter:

Lois Hough

A MOTORIST has told how he tried to save a driver killed in a horrific bypass crash.

The Wrexham man, who asked not to be named, performed first aid on Mercedes driver Stuart Davies after the crash on the A5 near Chirk on Monday.

Tragically Broughton Airbus worker Mr Davies, 45 and believed to be from Mold, as well as the South Wales-based driver of a cattle wagon also involved in the crash, died at the scene.

The witness said he wanted Mr Davies's family to know he was not alone when he died.

He said: "I was driving along when I saw that there were some cows in the road.

“I was brought up on a farm so I thought I would help round them up.

“Then someone came running up and asked if I knew first aid. The man was unconscious when I got there but I did what I could.

“He had a strong pulse but that had gone within a couple of minutes. The ambulance crew were there within minutes but there was nothing they could do. I sat in the back of the ambulance to help them.”

Airbus UK confirmed Mr Davies was in their employment when he died, having worked at Broughton for more than 10 years and said: “Our sympathies lie with the family at this sad time.”

The Mercedes E200 estate car he was driving suffered extensive damage, according to the witness.

He added: “Most of the damage was on the front near passenger's side but just the impact alone would have been enough to kill him.

"I think it would be nice for his family to know that he wasn’t on his own when he died. It was instant and he wasn’t suffering."

The road, which was closed for three days, has now been fully reopened to traffic.

A spokesman for West Mercia police confirmed the Mercedes driver in his 40s from the North Wales area.

Any witnesses to the crash should call Oswestry Police Station as a matter of urgency on 0300 333 3000.

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