A 22-YEAR-old man had to be taken to hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a vehicle in Abergele.

A man has been arrested in relation to the incident which happened in Groes Llwyd, just before 10pm on Saturday.

The man's injuries, although serious, are said not to be life-threatening.

Sgt Nicola Grimes Williams, of the Road Policing Unit, said: "We are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact us and assist with our investigation."

A spokesperson from North Wales Police added: "One person has been arrested and is still in custody. Inquiries are ongoing."

Cllr Sam Rowlands, Pentre Mawr ward councillor, described the incident as "terrible".

He added: "I fully support the police investigation into the matter and will seek to understand if there are any highway improvements possible that could prevent a similar incident in the future.

"This junction is part of a narrow set of streets on a one way system, we will review the traffic management of the area to understand if there are any possibilities of improvement.

"I wish the victim all the best in their recovery."

A spokesperson for the Welsh Ambulance Service said: "We were called at approximately 10pm on Saturday, April 7 to reports a pedestrian had been hit by a car on Groes Lwyd in Abergele.

"We sent a crew in an emergency ambulance and a man was taken to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd with serious injuries."

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact the Road Policing Unit on 101. Quote reference W044072.