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Calls to improve Sealand Road safety as woman left fighting for her life following crash

FRESH calls have been made for urgent road safety measures to be introduced on the A548 after a serious two-car smash.

A 30-year-old woman passenger suffered life-threatening head injuries in the crash on Sealand Road, Sealand, and is in a critical condition at Walton Neurological unit on Merseyside.

The driver of the Honda Civic she was in suffered a leg injury and was later released from hospital.

A young baby is being treated at Alder Hey children’s hospital in Liverpool, and a second child was discharged from hospital after treatment for minor injuries.

The Honda had been travelling towards Chester.

The other car involved in the accident, near the junction with the old Sealand Road, at 4.45pm on Sunday, was a black BMW.

The driver was the only occupant and was also treated at Chester for minor injuries.

As police appealed for witnesses, councillors called on Flintshire council to improve safety on the road, which saw two young men killed less than two years ago on the same stretch.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service were also called to cut one of the casualties out as ambulance crews from Merseyside and Wales ferried the patients out.

Community councillor Dave Wisinger, who lives nearby, witnessed the aftermath.

“It was quite harrowing to see,” he said. “I saw a firefighter carrying a baby out from the car who was crying and put him onto the side of the road. There was traffic chaos, and the road was closed overnight.”

Gifted athlete, Danny Evans was killed in a road smash further up the A548 in February 2010.

The driver, Jack Hughes, 18, also from Connah’s Quay, later admitted causing death through careless driving.

Less than a week after Danny’s death another Connah’s Quay man Carl Sutton, 26, was killed on the same stretch of road.

Calls and petitions followed to improve lighting and to introduce traffic calming measures along the unlit highway which links Garden City with Chester.

Sealand county councillor Christine Jones said: “How many more times do we have to have serious accidents here before something is done?

“We have called for a pelican crossing but were told it didn’t meet the criteria and we have instead got an interactive 40mph sign which flashes.

“The speed limit goes too quick from a 40mph to a 60mph.

“We would like to see it 40mph and the road made safer and have been campaigning for measures.”

North Police Wales are urging witnesses to contact Sgt Davies in Deeside on 101, if in Wales. Alternatively call 0845 607 1001 (Welsh language line) or 0845 607 1002 (English language line).