Baby dies and woman fighting for life after car crashes with lorry

Baby dies and woman fighting for life after car crashes with lorry

February 23, 2020 Off By queenswayvw

A 21-month-old baby has been killed in a crash involving a lorry off the north-west coast of Wales.

Police confirmed the little boy died shortly after being rushed away for treatment , following the crash on the A55 in Anglesey on Sunday afternoon.

A woman who was in the passenger seat also suffered life-threatening injuries and is currently in a critical condition in a hospital in Stoke.

North Wales Police said the male driver was uninjured in the incident. Police were called to the scene, near Gwalchmai, just after 2pm and said the collision involved a Ford Mondeo and a HGV.

A spokesman 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.

‘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.’

Inspector Gareth Jones of 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 force later appealed for any witnesses who saw a ‘slow moving’ HGV at the time, to get in touch.