Posted: Mon 2nd Jun 2014

Police appeal for information following Sunday’s fatal crash near Penyffordd.

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Jun 2nd, 2014

Police are appealing for information following the crash on Sunday which killed two motorcyclists and injured 5 other people on the A5104 between Penyffordd and Pontblyddyn.

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The incident happened on the A5104 between Pontblyddyn and Penyffordd at around 12.50pm and involved seven vehicles including a Vauxhall Meriva and three motorcycles travelling in the direction of Pontblyddyn and three motorcycles travelling in the direction of Penyffordd.

Two motorcyclists, who have yet to be formally identified, died at the scene.


Five others were taken to hospital for treatment to non- life threatening injuries.

Sergeant Gwyndaf Jones, of the Roads Policing Unit said:

“I am appealing for anyone who witnessed this collision or who may have seen any of the vehicles involved prior to the collision to contact me on 101.”

Emergency services including the Air Ambulance were called to the incident at 12:53pm on Sunday close to the Capricorn Animal Rescue Centre.

North Wales Police force incident manager Inspector Gareth Jones said:

“At 12.53pm police, ambulance and the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service attended a report of a collision that had occurred on the A5104 between Pontblyddyn and Penyffordd. The incident involved a car and six motorcycles. Two riders of which sadly passed away at the scene. Five further casualties were conveyed to hospital by the Helimed and ambulance. An update is awaited on their condition.

Capricorn staff and volunteers were the first to arrive on scene helping the injured while they waited for the emergency services to arrive, they said on Capricorn’s Facebook page:

“Our volunteers were first on the scene and I would like to thank them and the people who came along to adopt animals who all rallied round comforting the injured, diverting the traffic from the accident site until the police, fire engines and air ambulance arrived. Our fire extinguishers were called into use but could not prevent a big explosion from one of the motorbikes involved”

Mark Tami MP has commented following the tragic accident on Sunday, he said;

“This was a terrible accident which has resulted in the loss of two lives and the injury of five others and my thoughts are with the those who were injured and the families and friends of the two people who died”

The Alyn & Deeside MP went on to discuss the need for increased road signs in this area to warn road users of the dangers of this stretch of road.

“The Corwen Road is a long established bikers run particularly at weekends and on bank holidays. When we have had previous accidents along this stretch of road, I along with others, have called for more warning signs, such as think bike signs and signs which state the number of accidents that have occurred, so all road users take extra care on this dangerous stretch of road. We need to act now to try to prevent further accidents in the future.”

 



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