A COUPLE have spoken of how they came to the aid of five young people whose car was involved in a horror crash in front of their Overton home.

Jude and Les Moulsdale called for help and comforted the stricken youngsters, four of whom were trapped in the wreckage of a Skoda Fabia after it left the A528 Salop Road and struck a tree late on New Year’s Day.

All five occupants of the car, two women and three men, were taken initially to Wrexham Maelor and the Countess of Chester hospitals with one woman later transferred to the Royal Stoke Hospital having suffered life-changing injuries. One of the men has since been transferred to Walton Hospital in Liverpool.

The Moulsdales say it is the eighth collision in the past three years on a 200-metre stretch of the A528 near their home and they believe measures need to be put in place to alert motorists of the dangers posed by a tight bend.

“It was just horrific to see. A young lad got out with a shoulder injury and he was lucky as his four friends were trapped and incapable of moving,” said Mrs Moulsdale.

Whitchurch Herald:

“It is a bad bend. We have been here for four years and there have been eight vehicles coming off the road. We’ve had a car upside down in the garden and there was a head-on collision at the junction (with the B5069) a year ago.”

Her husband said: “One of the lads had got out and it was a case of reassuring him and waiting for help. There was a young lady in the back with leg injuries who was slipping in and out of consciousness and I supported her until a fire crew from Ellesmere were first to arrive. The car had just crumpled and the driver and front seat passenger were stuck.

“It was awful as there was nothing we could do and the control centre (ambulance) told us to talk to them, but not try and move them.”

Two fire engines and two paramedic teams worked into the early hours cutting the woman driver and her male front seat passenger free of the wreckage. The A528 was closed until 3.30am yesterday.

North Wales Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash which occurred around 10.30pm on Tuesday after the Skoda left the A528 from the Ellesmere-bound carriageway.

Sergeant Stephen Richards said: “I am appealing to anybody who may have witnessed the collision, or anybody who may have been travelling along Salop Road around this time and who may have dash cam footage to contact us.”

Contact the Roads Policing Unit in Llay on 101 and quote reference number X000588.