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Little girl killed and seven injured in tragic crash

Gwespyr crash

A LITTLE girl died and seven people were injured after a two-car crash yesterday.

Police, ambulance crews, fire engines and three helicopters attended the scene on the A548 at Gwespyr, on the main coast road between Prestatyn and Greenfield.

Nine people were travelling in the two vehicles – a Vauxhall Corsa and a Ford Focus estate – when the accident happened just after midday.

A little girl, who has not yet been named, died as a result of her injuries.

Seven other casualties were either airlifted to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd hospital or transported there by road ambulance in a full-scale rescue operation.

Meanwhile, the road was closed for more than eight hours while investigations were carried out.

The Vauxhall Corsa had to have its roof cut open by firefighters using hydraulic cutting equipment in a bid to free the casualties.

Debris and some of the contents from both cars was strewn across both sides of the carriageway.

Diversions were put in place but the closure caused miles of tailbacks reaching as far back as the A55 as caravanners and day-trippers made their way back home.

Many people took to social network sites Facebook and Twitter to express their concern after spotting the Ambulance Service’s Helimed helicopter along with RAF Valley’s Sea King helicopter and the North Wales Police chopper.

The news of the little girl’s tragic death sent shockwaves rippling through the community, with many sending thoughts and prayers to her bereaved family.

A spokesman said: “North Wales Police and North Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called to a fatal road traffic collision involving two vehicles on the A548 at Gwespyr, Holywell at 12pm yesterday.

“A total of nine people were in the two vehicles. One young girl was fatally injured.

“Another seven casualties were airlifted to hospital or transported to hospital by road ambulance.”