A young man in his 20s has died following a collision with a car as he walked along the A483 in Wrexham.
A rapid response vehicle and an emergency ambulance were sent out, but the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 27-year-old local male, who has not yet been named, was involved in a collision with a silver Vauxhall Corsa vehicle shortly after 6.20pm on Saturday (26 October).
A Welsh Ambulance service spokesman said crews were called at 6.19pm on Saturday to a road traffic collision involving a car and a pedestrian on the southbound carriageway of the A483, between junctions four and five.
“We sent a rapid response vehicle and an emergency ambulance to the scene, where sadly a man in his 20s was pronounced dead,” he said.
Force incident manager, Inspector Gareth Jones of North Wales Police, said: “Upon arrival they found the man, a 27-year-old local male, had been struck by a silver Vauxhall Corsa vehicle. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
“The driver of the Vauxhall Corsa had waited at the scene for officers’ arrival.”
A woman in her 40s was taken to Wrexham Maelor Hospital for a precautionary check-up.
Out and about after dark
The clocks went back at 2am on Sunday morning, leaving Brits waking up to darker mornings and grudgingly greeting longer, darker nights.
This means that those with 9-5 jobs may be commuting both ways in the dark, putting drivers and pedestrians alike at risk.
Whether you are travelling to work, walking the dog or enjoying a scenic country stroll, there are a number of precautions you can take.
Wearing clothing with reflective strips improves your chances of being seen by oncoming traffic, as does carrying a torch.
Walk towards approaching traffic so you can see what’s coming and take action if necessary. You should also avoid listening to music or talking on a mobile phone so you are focused on your safety.
If you have been involved in a road accident that wasn’t your fault, and blame or negligence can be attributed elsewhere, we can pursue a personal injury claim on your behalf.