Posted: Fri 3rd Nov 2023

Drivers asked to avoid A540 Parkgate Road following serious collision

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Nov 3rd, 2023

Police Appeal:

Police are appealing for witnesses and video footage following a serious collision on A540 near Chester.
Shortly before 7am on Friday 3 November police were called to reports of a collision on the A540 Parkgate Road near to Woodbank Lane, in Woodbank.

Officers attended the scene and found the collision involved two vehicles, a white Mazda 3 GT Sport and a grey Volkswagen Golf.

The drivers the vehicles, two men aged 56 and 23, both sustained serious injuries and were taken to Aintree Hospital.

Enquiries are currently ongoing, and officers would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident.

 Sergeant Russell Sime said:

“This incident occurred at a busy time of the day, when many people will have been making their way to work.

“We’re urging anyone who witnessed the incident to contact us. The same goes for anyone who has CCTV or dashcam footage which could aid our enquiries.

“Please contact us via our website, cheshire.police.uk/tell-us, or call 101, quoting IML-1682482.”

The A540 Parkgate Road has been closed in both directions following a serious ‘multi-vehicle’ collision.

Update: Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said they were called to assitin, freeing two trapped people.

A spokesperson said:  “A road traffic collision involving two vehicles required firefighters to assist paramedics with two trapped people. Police closed the road while the incident was dealt with.”

Earlier report: The closure stretches from the junction of A494 to the A550 Welsh Road,  atTwo Mills Traffic Lights,

While details of the incident are still emerging, it is known that several vehicles are involved according to traffic report.

Motorists are being advised to avoid the area and seek alternative routes to their destinations.

Chester Police said: “The A540 Parkgate Road in Woodbank is currently closed in both directions due to a serious collision.”

The road is closed between Two Mills crossroads to the A5117. Please avoid the area.”

A traffic report states: “A540 Parkgate Road both ways closed, slow traffic due to multi-vehicle accident from A494 to A550 Welsh Road (Two Mills Traffic Lights).”

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