/Baby dies and woman fighting for life after crash

Baby dies and woman fighting for life after crash

A baby has died and a woman is fighting for her life in hospital following a crash.

The 21-month-old baby boy was killed and a woman was left in a critical condition following the crash on the A55 Expressway in Anglesey on Sunday afternoon.

A Ford Mondeo and a lorry crashed near Gwalchamai at 2.06pm, reports NorthWalesLive.

A spokesman for North Wales Police confirmed on Monday that a baby died in the incident and a woman sustained “serious, life threatening injuries”.

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He said: “Sadly we can confirm that a baby has died and a woman has sustained serious, life threatening injuries following a road traffic collision on the A55 near Gwalchmai on Anglesey yesterday afternoon.

“North Wales Police were called at 2.06pm to a report of a collision which involved two vehicles – a Ford Mondeo and a HGV.

“The emergency services attended, however sadly, the 21-month-old baby boy died shortly after leaving the scene.

“The female front seat passenger was taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor but she has since been transferred to hospital in Stoke and is described as being in a critical condition.

“The male driver was uninjured.”

Inspector Gareth Jones, from the Roads Policing Unit, said: “Sadly this is being investigated as a fatal road traffic collision and our heartfelt sympathies remain with the baby boy’s family at this incredibly difficult time.

“The investigation is currently underway and we are appealing to anybody who may have witnesses the collision, or who may have seen either vehicle shortly before 2pm to contact us.”

North Wales Police later appealed for any witnesses who saw a “slow moving” HGV at the time, to contact them.

The road re-opened shortly before 9pm.

Anybody who may be able to assist with the investigation is asked to call officers at the Roads Policing Unit on 101 or via the live webchat quoting reference number Y022708.

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