A man has been taken to hospital with significant injuries following a road traffic collision in Flintshire earlier this morning (Tuesday, August 2).

Police received a 999 call at 8.34am reporting that a car was on fire just off the A55 near Broughton on the westbound carriageway.

The emergency services attended and thanks to assistance from members of the public, the driver was pulled out of the vehicle and attended to by Paramedics at the scene.

READ MORE: A55 in Flintshire closed after vehicle fire

He was later taken to hospital in Merseyside by ambulance with serious, possibly life-changing injuries.

Chief Inspector Alwyn Williams of North Wales Police said: “Due to the car involved being an electric vehicle, fire crews remain at the scene.

“Both carriageways of the A55 near Broughton remain closed at this time however traffic is being diverted. We’d like to thank the motoring public for their patience and understanding.”

Anybody who may have witnessed the collision or who may have been travelling nearby and who has dash cam footage is urged to contact North Wales Police quoting incident number B114487.

An air ambulance attended the scene, but the patient was taken to Whiston Hospital by road.

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called shortly after 8.35am to an incident on the A55 near Junction 35A.

"It is currently an ongoing incident that has required a multi-agency response.

"We have deployed two rapid response vehicles, an emergency ambulance, a helimed and the Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service are en route.

"A duty operations manager is also at the scene."

Traffic Wales has confirmed that the carriageway between J36 Broughton and J35 Dobs Hill has reopened.

UPDATE: The road is now open in both directions.