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Police hunt occupants of a car who fled the scene of a crash on the A494 in Ewloe


Police were hunting the occupants of a car which crashed on the A494 at Ewloe in the early hours of this morning, Wednesday March 15

Officers believe the occupants of a silver Vauxhall Zafira made off on foot after smashing into crash barriers on the eastbound carriageway sometime after 12am.

The single vehicle collision happened close to the Buckley turn off, one lane of the A494 was closed for a short time while recovery of the car took place.

A photograph shared on twitter by the Cheshire and North Wales Alliance Armed Policing Unit shows the car blocking the A55 entry slip road from Northop, around 100 metres from the point of impact with crash barriers.

The front end of the car and front wheels have been ripped off from the impact of the collision while one of the rear wheels looks to have buckled, air bags in the front and rear have also activated in the smash.

Police brought in the help of PD Bruce, a Belgian Malinois from the North Wales Police Dog Section to track the occupants, It’s not known as yet if they were located.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Speed restriction of 40 mph in in place on the A494 Mold Road Eastbound at A55 J33B due to barrier repairs following the collision.

Due to the damage to the guardrail, a temporary speed limit is in place and will likely be in effect until friday.

Flintshire County Council has said:

“The A494T eastbound carriageway between its junctions with Pinfold Lane and junction 34 Ewloe Loop will be closed to carry out emergency repairs to damaged safety barriers.”

The works will take place over the next three nights between 8pm and 6am.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]