Fatal collision on A55, Talybont

Sadly a man has died following a road traffic collision on the A55 near Bangor during the early hours of this morning (Wednesday, 1st April).

Shortly before 1am police received a report of a man walking on the A55 near junction 12. Officers immediately attended however, upon arrival they found a man seriously injured in the eastbound carriageway after colliding with a HGV.

The man was taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor by ambulance, however, sadly, he died shortly after arriving at the hospital.

Sergeant Raymond Williams of the Roads Policing Unit is appealing for any witnesses to come forward. He said: “The man is believed to be a 44-year-old male from Ireland and we are currently making enquiries with colleagues at the Garda to formally confirm his identity.

“We know that he had travelled over to Holyhead by ferry as a foot passenger. We now believe he was given a lift from the Port and was later dropped off near Bangor, so we are appealing to the person or people who gave a man a lift from the ferry to come forward.

“We are also appealing to anybody who may have seen someone walking near to the A55, or anybody who was travelling in the area shortly before 1am and who may have dash cam footage to contact us.”

Anybody with information is asked to contact officers at the Roads Policing Unit on 101 or via live web chat quoting reference number Y043920.

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