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Moel Famau crash – woman remains in critical condition police appeal for information

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Friday, Mar 4th, 2016.

A woman remains in a critical condition today following a collision near Moel Famau on Thursday, March 3.

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the collision which occurred shortly before midday involving a red coloured Citroen C1 car.

The vehicle left the road at Bwlch Pen Barras, Llanbedr.

PC Daniel Edwards from North Wales Roads Policing Unit said:

“We are particularly keen on tracing anyone who may have photographs of the collision to come forward. Walkers may have been in the area and may have photographs that could assist our investigation.”

The road was closed whilst emergency services dealt with the incident and later re-opened shortly after 5pm.

The woman, who is aged in her 50’s and is local to the area, was airlifted to hospital in Stoke where she currently remains in a critical condition.

Anybody who may have information that could assist police is asked to contact officers at the Roads Policing Unit on 101 quoting reference number U030991.

Original story:

A woman has been airlifted to hospital in Stoke this afternoon after her car left the road and fell down a steep embankment on Moel Famau.

Emergency services were alerted to the accident just before midday today, Thursday March 3.

Police, two air ambulances along with a paramedic rapid response car, ambulance, fire service and mountain rescue teams all raced to the scene of the incident on Bwlch Penbarras.

North Wales Police tweeted;

“RTC minor road via Moel Fammau, between Tafarn Y Gelyn and Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd. Road has been closed”

One person who was near the scene of the accident witnessed several emergency vehicles head up Moel Famau, “Cars gone over the edge on Bwlch Penbarras and rolled all the way down”

He added the car was ‘nearly impossible’ to recognise.

Mike Pendergast who was walking in the area also witnessed the scene shortly after the accident which was located just after the top car park, about half way down the hill towards Ruthin.

Mike said:

“When we came round the corner on the way back from the top of Moel Famau, we saw the car in the field; we could see 2 cars had stopped on the road and some people were walking down the bank – there was debris strewn around the hillside and you could see where the car had left the road and gone down the bank.

I heard one of the chaps shouting ‘get a blanket’ as he was half way down the hill – the other chap then continued down to the car, had a quick look inside and then returned to join his colleague – couldn’t see where the lady was but it was apparent that she had come out of the car on it’s descent.

Another group of walkers had phoned the police and told me what they had seen.”

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said:

“A female patient has been airlifted to hospital in Stoke with serious injuries.”


North Wales Police are appealing for witnesses following the collision they say:

“At 11.53am police received a report that a vehicle had left the road at Bwlch Pen Barras, Llanbedr.

Officers are in attendance, the Ambulance, Fire Service and Mountain Rescue Team have also been informed of the incident.

One occupant is believed to have been in the vehicle and there is no update in regard to injuries at this time.

The road currently remains closed.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to contact North Wales Police on 101 quoting reference number U030991.”

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Latest road report says Bwlch Penbarras remains closed both ways;

Bwlch Penbarras both ways closed due to accident, a car involved between Lon Cae Glas (Llanbedr-Dyffryn-Clwyd) and A494 (Tafarn-Y-Gelyn). This is the road that runs past Moel Famau Country Park.

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