Following recent articles concerning motorway closures during road traffic collisions, I would like to point out the following.

Forty years ago, I was driving along the A55 near Holywell (before it became a dual carriageway) when an HGV emerged from my right off a café car park.

I took this vehicle sideways for 50 yards causing mayhem. There were no fatalities, but serious injuries. The road was closed for seven hours, but the investigation by the police and the Department for Transport resulted in a prison sentence for the HGV driver.

My wife was also involved in a serious fatality . . .

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