Posted: Mon 8th Feb 2016

Serious collision in Upper Bangor: Appeal

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Monday, Feb 8th, 2016

A man has sustained serious injuries following a collision in Upper Bangor during the early hours of the morning (Saturday, 6th February). ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Shortly after 03:30 North Wales Police received a report of a collision involving one vehicle – a white coloured Skoda Fabia, and a pedestrian outside the ‘Late Shop’ on Holyhead Road. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Officers attended, including the Roads Policing Unit and Collision Investigation Unit. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

A man, aged in his 20’s was taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd by ambulance with serious leg injuries. He has since been transferred to hospital in Stoke. His injuries are currently described as life changing. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

As a result of the collision police arrested the 18-year-old driver of the vehicle on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and dangerous driving. He currently remains in police custody. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Sergeant Emlyn Hughes from the Roads Policing Unit said: “We are appealing for witnesses and are particularly keen on speaking to anybody who may have seen the vehicle being driven prior to the collision to come forward. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We believe the white Skoda Fabia travelled along Caernarfon Road before heading up to Holyhead Road. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Anybody with information that could assist our investigation should contact us on 101.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The road was closed whilst the investigation was ongoing but re-opened shortly after 9am. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Anybody who may have information regarding the collision, or anybody who may have seen the vehicle being driven prior to the incident is asked to contact officers at the Western Roads Policing Unit on 101, quoting reference number U018040. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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