A MAN has sadly died after a road traffic collision in Wrexham last night, police have confirmed.

North Wales Police were called shortly after 7.30pm to a report of a collision between a car and a pedestrian on the High Street in Johnstown.

Police said the pedestrian, a man aged in his 80’s, was taken to the Wrexham Maelor Hospital but sadly died during the early hours of this morning.

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The 40-year-old driver of the car involved, a Citroen, has been arrested on suspicion of driving offences, police said.

He has since been released under investigation whilst enquiries continue.

Sergeant Nicola Laurie of the Roads Policing Unit is appealing for witnesses.

She said: “Our heartfelt condolences remain with the man’s family.

“I am keen to speak to anybody who may have witnessed the collision, which involved a red coloured Citroen C2, or anybody who was travelling in the area and who may have dash cam footage.”

Any witnesses are urged to contact police via the live webchat or by calling 101, quoting reference number 22000150294.

  • Concerns have been raised on social media about the length of time it took for an ambulance to arrive.

In response Lee Brooks, director of operations at the Welsh Ambulance Service, said: “We would like to send our deepest sympathies to this patient’s loved ones, and extend thanks to those who cared for him prior to our arrival, including the off-duty paramedics.

“We are working as quickly as possible to establish the full sequence of events and will be contacting the patient’s family as part of this process.

“What we can say at this early stage is that at the time of this call, all of our ambulance vehicles were already committed to other patients in the community or at hospitals, where handover delays in North East Wales were especially difficult yesterday (Wednesday) evening.

“Our thoughts remain with all of those involved.”