'Irishman' dies after being hit by truck following ferry trip to Wales

A man who had just got off a ferry from Ireland to Wales[1] died after being hit by a lorry in the early hours of this morning. The man, believed to be 44 and from Ireland, was hit by a truck shortly before 1am on Wednesday, April 1 on the A55 near junction 12 at Bangor in Wales. Police had received a report of a man walking on the dual carriageway around that time, Wales Online reports[2].

Attending the scene, they found the pedestrian seriously injured on the eastbound side after a crash.

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The man was taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor by ambulance, but 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[3] 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.

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“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.” The road was closed for around six hours as police investigated.

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

References

  1. ^ Wales (www.irishmirror.ie)
  2. ^ Wales Online reports (www.walesonline.co.uk)
  3. ^ Garda (www.irishmirror.ie)

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