SEVEN people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision.

North Wales Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident on the A5104 near Treuddyn, near Mold, which resulted in seven people being seriously injured.

The collision involved a white Ford van and black Volvo and occurred about 5.40pm on Monday, June 10.

Sgt Jason Diamond, of North Wales Police, said: "The collision resulted in seven people being taken to Wrexham Maelor and Stoke University hospitals this evening with injuries which are described as serious.

"We are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who may have dashcam footage of the vehicles to come forward."

Anyone with information can contact North Wales Police on 101 quoting reference X080539. Alternatively use the live webchat

A spokesman for the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service confirmed they received a call at 5.37pm to reports of a collision and sent two appliances, one from Mold and one from Wrexham.

One vehicle is currently still in attendance.

Welsh Ambulance Service staff were also called to the scene.

That afternoon, ward councillor Carolyn Thomas and Flintshire Council highways staff had met on site to see what action could be taken to improve the junction.

Cllr Thomas, Flintshire Council cabinet member for Streetscene and countryside, said: “Officers and I have made a list of improvements to help make the junction safer including altering it, plus more signage.”

Referring to previous action taken, she said: “That junction has had so many accidents over the years.

“We put a new speed restriction there to bring the 50mph down and extend the 40mph.

“We had objections from the speed limit and had to overrule them because of the amount of accidents there and the bend in the road.”

She added: “I think people look at it as a straight road through, from the unclassified road to the A5104 whereas there’s a bend.

“When we were there this afternoon in our high-vis, we saw people speeding there.”