HGV driver arrested after vehicle overturned on A494 in Deeside

A HGV driver has been arrested after their vehicle overturned on the A494 in Deeside. The driver, who suffered minor injuries, had to be pulled from the burning vehicle by passersby, the fire service said. They have since been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after failing a roadside breathalyser test, North Wales Police has confirmed.

The road remains shut this morning and drivers are being advised to avoid the area. Fire crews from Deeside and Buckley were also called to the scene after the lorry caught fire. A North Wales Fire and Rescue spokesman said: "We were called just before 9.40pm to a report of a HGV having overturned into the metal barrier.

"One person was assisted out of the vehicle by passersby. "There was a small fire located in the wheel arch area. "One male was taken to hospital with slight injuries."

An ambulance service spokesman said: "We were called on Wednesday (May 20) at approximately 9.42pm to reports of a road traffic incident on the A494, Queensferry.

"We responded with one emergency ambulance and one rapid response vehicle.

One patient was transported to the Countess of Chester Hospital."

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