Man lucky to be alive after Horseshoe Pass crash

Published date: 09 April 2014 |
Published by: Shane Brennan
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A MAN in his thirties was airlifted from the Horseshoe Pass yesterday after a car came off the road.

Police were called to the spot at 10.44 am.

One vehicle was reported to have left the road in the Pentredwr area.
Fire crews were called to the area at 11.04am.

Three crews were at the scene including crews from Llangollen, Ruthin and a rescue unit from Wrexham.

The fire crews cut the man out of the vehicle.

The road was closed on the Llangollen side during the day.

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “We were called at 10.37am today, Tuesday April 8, to reports of a single-vehicle road traffic collision on the A542 Horseshoe Pass. We sent a crew in an emergency ambulance and a Wales Air Ambulance to the scene, and a man in his 30s was airlifted to Wrexham Maelor

Responding to news that there has been another incident on the Horseshoe Pass, Llyr Gruffydd AM said: “It’s only a matter of weeks since the last serious accident and calls were made then to improve safety on the pass.
“We urgently need to consider how best to minimise the dangers, whether it’s safety barriers or speed restrictions.”

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