Posted: Fri 27th Apr 2018

Devastated family of man killed following M53 collision urge any witnesses to come forward

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Apr 27th, 2018

The family of a 29-year-old Ellesmere Port man who died following a collision on the M53 have paid tribute to him and have urged any witnesses to contact the police. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Mark Griffiths was driving a black Peugeot 307 on the northbound carriageway of the M53 near to junction 9 when it was involved in a collision with two large goods vehicles at around 5.50am on Thursday 26 April. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Mark  sustained serious injuries and was taken to the Countess of Chester Hospital but sadly died. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A statement released by family on Friday says; ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“The family and friends have been left completely devastated by the sudden death of Mark and are in complete shock at this moment. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

We respectfully ask that family are allowed time to grieve at this time and try to come to terms with what has happened. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

We will release details of the funeral arrangements when known but we wish to take this opportunity to urge anyone who may have witnessed anything in relation to this incident to please contact the Police and try and help them so we can get answers to the many questions we have at this time.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Two men were arrested in relation to the collision; they have since been released under investigation pending further enquiries. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Police have appealed for motorists who were in the area at the time of the collision to review any dashcam footage, Constable Tony Hayhurst said: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“The M53 is a busy road and from the enquiries we’ve conducted so far we are aware that there were a number of other vehicles travelling in the area at the time of the incident. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

As part of our ongoing investigation I’m keen to hear from anyone who was in the area and believes they have witnessed the incident. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

I’m particularly keen to hear from motorist who were travelling on the southbound carriageway at the time of the incident and have recorded any dashcam footage of the collision.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Anyone with any information in relation to the incident is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 46513. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

To submit dashcam footage to police go online at www.cheshire.police.uk/advice-and-support/roads-and-vehicle-safety/submit-dashcam-footage . ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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