A PERSON was taken to Glan Clwyd Hospital following a crash where a 40ft lorry overturned.

The Nolan Transport artic HGV overturned onto it's side at about half a mile past Junction 24 - Abergele off-slip - at about 9pm on Sunday, March 10.

As a result, the A55 J24 Abergele to J23 Llanddulas Westbound was shut for more than 10 hours following the incident, on Sunday, March 10 at about 9pm.

Crews from North Wales Fire and Rescue attended the scene along with paramedics.

The driver of the vehicle was trapped and had to be cut out.

A spokesperson from the fire service said: “We were called at 9.02 pm on Sunday, March 10 to a road traffic collision involving a heavy goods vehicle carrying bales of hay near Llanddulas.

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The road was closed between J24 Abergele to J23 Llanddulas. Picture: TrafficWalesN/Twitter

“The 40ft lorry left the carriageway and turned over on its side in a field leading to the closure of the A55 westbound from Abergele to Llanddulas

“Four crews were on scene for some time while we made the vehicle electrically safe, dealt with diesel fuel coming from the vehicle and worked to remove a number of hay bales.

“The driver of the vehicle was also trapped, requiring them to be cut out.

“Following the rapid extradition of the casualty they were transferred to the care of ambulance service.

“The extraction required a lot of equipment, particularly lighting, as it took place in the dark.”

The crash caused major tailbacks for motorists throughout the morning on Monday, March 11. Motorists remained at a standstill for hours.

At about 9am, one lane reopened.

Sometime after 12pm, the other lane also reopened but the hard shoulder remained closed for clearance work.

A spokesperson for the Welsh Ambulance Service said: “We responded with a rapid response vehicle and an emergency ambulance, one patient was conveyed to Glan Clwyd Hospital, Bodelwyddan.”

North Wales Police are appealing for information. Telephone police on 101, Ref X032817.