‘Brand’s Hatch’ Flintshire road slammed after crash

Reporter:

Matt Jones

A WOMAN was taken to hospital after a two car smash on a danger road.

The 30-year-old was taken to the Countess of Chester Hospital with neck and arm pain after the crash on Wepre Lane, Connah’s Quay, just after 11.30am on Tuesday morning.

Paramedics were at the scene, opposite Wepre County Primary School, near the junction with Llwyni Drive, for more than an hour and fire crews had to cut the roof of the car to assist paramedics treating the woman.

Connah’s Quay South councillor David Barratt said the road, which has a 30mph speed limit, is notorious for speeding and has been calling for traffic calming measures on the road for a number of years.

He said: “By the school is a long stretch from the very top of Wepre Lane. It is a long stretch, it can be quite dangerous. Some people think they are in the middle of Brands Hatch. Sometimes they come belting past.”

Cllr Barratt said a section of the road had been resurfaced covering up road markings advising motorists to slow down.

Neal Cockerton, head of assets and transportation for Flintshire Council said: “The council will undertake a review of this area and consider the need for any traffic calming measures, the outcome of which will need to be scored and prioritised in accordance with the council’s traffic calming policy.”

A police spokesman said: “We were called to at 11.31am to a two vehicle road traffic collision between a silver Mitsubishi and a black Astra. Both vehicles were blocking the road.”

A spokesman from the ambulance service said: “Two vehicles were involved and there were two female casualties. One was a walking wounded, she had no major injuries and wasn’t transferred. The other was a 30-year-old taken to the Countess of Chester Hospital for a check-up.”

- THE emergency services were also called to a one-vehicle collision in Hendre, near Mold.

The Citroen Picasso is believed to have hit a wall outside 24/7 Roller Shutters on Denbigh Road shortly after 2.30pm on Tuesday.

A spokesman for North Wales Police said the driver sustained minor injuries.

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