EMERGENCY teams were called out to Wrexham Maelor Hospital after a car  'ploughed' through the main entrance.

The incident occurred shortly before 2pm on Wednesday (December 6) and saw a car crashed into the revolving glass doors at the hospital's entrance. 

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Becky Edwards, a private hire driver, was doing a pick up at the hospital when the incident occurred.

She said: "My customers had just got in my car and shut their doors. I saw the car in my rear view mirror going past the back end of my car and then ploughing straight into the doors. 

"I turned my engine off, said to my customers 'sorry' - jumped out, rang the fire brigade and ran over to the hospital. 

"The driver was opening her car door, I made sure the engine was off and then I just put my arm around her and helped her leave the car and she was handed over to the nurses outside."

Mrs Edwards added: "She was badly shaken and had a lot of cuts on her, but the nurses took her straight inside. Thankfully, it seemed like she's not badly hurt."

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North Wales Police confirmed a call was received at 1.54pm reporting a single vehicle collision at the hospital.

A spokesman said: "Officers are currently in attendance and one person is being assessed for minor injuries.

"The front entrance to the hospital is currently cordoned off and the public are requested to avoid the immediate vicinity whilst emergency services deal with the incident."


North Wales Fire and Rescue Service confirmed one crew also attended the scene.

Adele Gittoes, interim ececutive director of operations at Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board, later said: “No staff or patients were injured in this incident, and all services, remain open as normal.

“I’d like to thank all colleagues and the emergency services for the swift response to this incident this afternoon and also our Estates team for securing the area and ensuring our main entrance remains open securely for our patients and visitors.”