Young family ‘wouldn’t have survived’ fatal A55 crash but for the last second a safety gap


A mum-of-two says she is ‘grateful to be alive’ after narrowly avoiding a collision moments before a fatal crash.

Hannah Kendrick, from Rhewl in Mostyn, said she was driving on the A55 in Flintshire on Saturday February 26 when she was forced out of the way of a car traveling the wrong way.

The 26-year-old says the driver of a red Audi TT ‘flew out’ from a junction near Broughton and narrowly missed the car carrying her two children, who are only two and six .

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Hannah told North Wales Live: “He came out of the wrong corner, the one like you were going to Broughton and almost hit us first.

“My partner had to push my steering wheel so we could avoid him, he literally missed us by five seconds if that.

“You never expect someone to come at you that fast! It all happened so fast.”

The A55 was closed in both directions following Saturday’s crash

Emergency services were called to a serious crash between Flintshire’s Dobbs Hill roundabout and the A5104 around 12.30pm on Saturday.

Two people were later confirmed to have died as a result of the collision.

Police said one of the two men killed was the driver of a red Audi TT which was seen oncoming on the road before the collision.

The second man has been named North Wales football stalwart Sean Brett as many have paid tribute to the 50-year-old former football manager.

A serious crash sees the A55 closed in both directions near Junction 35 for Dobshill.
Emergency services attended the serious accident

Hannah says she was “very upset” but not surprised to learn of a fatal accident involving a car matching the same description, just minutes after her near miss.

She said: “It sounds awful but my partner said there would be deaths with the speed and the direction he was going.

“I’m grateful because it could have been me, I had two very young children on my back and we wouldn’t have survived if he had hit us.”

Sergeant Liam Morris of the Roads Policing Unit has appealed for witnesses to the crash.

In a statement earlier this week, Sgt Morris said: “I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have dash cam footage of a red Audi TT driving erratically at this time.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Roads Policing Unit officers via LiveChat or by calling 101 and quoting reference B027422.


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