Nurse, 46, killed in 'hit-and-run' crash outside Wrexham hospital where he worked

A NURSE has been killed in a suspected hit-and-run crash outside a Wrexham hospital where he worked.

The man, 46, was hit by a Vauxhall Astra on Watery Road outside the Wrexham Maelor Hospital shortly before 8.30pm yesterday.


North Wales Police said that the driver did not stop following the incident – and was thought to have attempted to make off from a police patrol before the collision.

It was later confirmed that the pedestrian was a "long-standing" member of the team at the hospital.

Chief Superintendent Alex Goss said: "This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the man’s family, friends, colleagues and all those affected, including the emergency services and health staff who were in attendance last night.

“Our sincerest condolences go to them all at this incredibly difficult time and specially trained police family liaison officers are assisting them.

“We are appealing for witnesses to the collision and anybody who may have been in or around the area of Watery Road and who may have seen the black-coloured Vauxhall Astra or who may have dash cam footage, is asked to contact North Wales Police as soon as possible.”

Gill Harris, acting chief executive at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, said: “We have tragically lost a valued and long-standing member of our team in Wrexham and our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with their family today.

"This is also a difficult time for their colleagues and friends and we will make sure they have all the support they need.”

NorthWalesLive reports that a man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, drink driving, driving whilst disqualified and failing to stop following the incident.

He remains in police custody.

Anybody who may have information that could assist with the investigation is asked to contact North Wales Police on 101 or via the live webchat quoting incident number Y156226.

 

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