A WREXHAM Maelor Hospital nurse has died following a collision outside the hospital, police have confirmed.

The Leader earlier reported about a collision which occurred on Watery Road at 8.30pm on Thursday - whereby a male pedestrian was struck by a Vauxhall Astra.

Staff from the hospital attended along with other emergency services - however sadly the man died at the scene, North Wales Police said.

The 32-year-old driver, who did not stop following the collision, is thought to have attempted to make off from a police patrol prior to the collision occurring.

However, he was arrested shortly afterwards on Llys David Lord and remains in police custody having been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, drink driving, driving whilst disqualified and failing to stop, police said.

Police have confirmed that the pedestrian was a 46-year-old serving staff nurse at Ysbyty Maelor.

Chief Superintendent Alex Goss of North Wales Police said: “This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the man’s family, friends, colleagues and all those affected, including the emergency services and health staff who were in attendance last night.

“Our sincerest condolences go to them all at this incredibly difficult time and specially trained police family liaison officers are assisting them.”

“We are appealing for witnesses to the collision and anybody who may have been in or around the area of Watery Road and who may have seen the black-coloured Vauxhall Astra or who may have dash cam footage, is asked to contact North Wales Police as soon as possible.”

Gill Harris, acting chief executive at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, said: “We have tragically lost a valued and long-standing member of our team in Wrexham and our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with their family today. This is also a difficult time for their colleagues and friends and we will make sure they have all the support they need.”

In line with procedure, the circumstances of the incident have been referred to the IOPC (Independent Office for Police Conduct).

Anybody who may have information that could assist with the investigation is asked to contact North Wales Police on 101 or via the live webchat quoting incident number Y156226.