Pedestrian dies after being hit by a lorry on the A55

A pedestrian who had just got off a ferry from Ireland has died after being hit by a lorry on the A55 in the early hours of the morning. Shortly before 1am on Wednesday, April 1 police received a report of a man walking on the A55 near junction 12 at Bangor. Officers attended the scene and found a man seriously injured on the eastbound carriageway after being hit by a lorry.

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.

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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.” 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.

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