Two-car smash shuts road in North Wales seaside town

A two-vehicle smash near a bridge closed a road in a seaside town in Denbighshire this morning. North Wales Police diverted traffic from Tynewydd Road, Rhyl, after a van and a car were in a collision near the town’s rugby club. The Welsh Ambulance Service said at least one casualty was taken to hospital.

: 10-week waits for new passports and renewals puts holiday bookings at risk Passing by at the time, en route to the rugby club, was Denbighshire councillor Brian Jones, who represents the Rhyl South East ward. He posted a warning on his Facebook page to warn motorists of the need to avoid the area.

“The van looked pretty crushed in at the front,” he said. “There was debris on the road, which was reopened after about two hours once the vehicles had been loaded onto a recovery truck. “I just hope those involved in the incident are all well.”

The incident occurred near the two-lane Tynewydd bridge.

Tynewydd Road, in Rhyl, was shut for around two hours

Also witnessing the aftermath was Kev Hamilton, who said the vehicles may have collided head on. “There was severe damage to both vehicles,” he said. “The route was blocked as the van was across the road and it was closed off in both directions by the police.”

The Welsh Ambulance Service said it was alerted to the incident at 8.10am today (August 7). A spokesperson said: “We were called to reports of a road accident on Tynewydd Road, Rhyl, this morning. “One ambulance attended and the casualty, or casualties, are currently in hospital.

“At present we have no other details.”

North Wales Police was approached for a comment.

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