Lorry driver arrested after HGV overturned on A494

A lorry driver who collided into a metal barrier on the A494 last night was arrested at the scene, it has been confirmed. The incident took place on the A494 at the A550 Gladstone way shortly before 10pm yesterday (May 20). As a result both carriageways remained closed overnight and are currently still shut while a bridge inspection takes place.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after failing a breath test.

Emergency services at the scene on the A494 where a lorry overturned shutting the dual carriageway in both directions

A spokesman for North Wales Police said: "We were called at 9.39pm to a single-vehicle RTC involving a Volvo articulated lorry on the A494 Queensferry/Ewloe westbound. "The driver, 44, was arrested after failing a breath test." It's understood that the driver was not seriously injured following the incident

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A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesman added: "We were called on Wednesday 20 May 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." The fire service also attended the scene last night, due to a small fire in the wheel arch of the lorry.

Two appliances attended, but the fire was out on arrival.

A spokeswoman for the fire service said: "We assisted with a damaged barrier and clearance of any fuel leakage.

"The male driver was taken to hospital with light cut and bruises - he was already out of the vehicle when we arrived."

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