POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a “serious” crash involving a tractor and cyclist this morning.
The collision happened on Hawarden Road in Hope between Fagl Lane and Fellows Lane in Caergwrle just after 11.30am.
Two air ambulances were called to the scene and landed on the grounds of Castell Alun High School to airlift the man who suffered “serious injuries” to Stoke Hospital.
The road was closed in both directions and motorists were advised to avoid the area.
Air ambulance leaving - hope the cyclist is okPosted by Delwyn Ellis on Monday, 11 January 2016
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A North Wales Police spokesman said: “We were alerted to the incident involving a tractor and a cyclist at 11.35am.
“The Ambulance Service were informed and the cyclist is believed to have sustained serious injuries and has been taken to Stoke Hospital by Helimed.
“One lane of Hawarden Road is currently open but motorists using the route can expect delays”
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A Welsh Ambulance spokesman said: “We were called at 11.26 this morning to reports of a collision between a tractor and a pushbike near the church and Red Lion Pub near Hope, Wrexham.
“We have responded with an Air Ambulance and a male adult is being conveyed to hospital with serious injuries.”
A second air ambulance, which was in the area at the time, landed at the school shortly after the first to see if it was needed and to assist in any way.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to contact North Wales Police officers at the Roads Policing Unit in Deeside on 101 quoting reference U004898.
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