Man dies and lorry driver arrested after four car collision on Britannia Bridge

The Britannia Bridge was closed in both directions after a man died in a crash in the early hours of Thursday morning Credit: Daily Post Wales

A 52-year-old man has died and the driver of an HGV has been arrested after a four car collision on the Britannia Bridge early on Thursday morning.

North Wales Police were called at 02:55 to a report of a serious road traffic collision involving two HGVs and two cars on the westbound carriageway on the approach to the bridge.

The driver of one car, a man from the Amlwch area, was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver of another car was taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor with serious injuries.

Officers arrested a 38-year-old local man who was driving one of the HGVs on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He was released under investigation pending further inquiries, police said on Friday.

The bridge was closed in both directions on Thursday morning but one eastbound lane has since reopened.

Sergeant Jason Diamond of the Roads Policing Unit said: "Our thoughts are with the man's family at this time.

"Our enquiries are underway and we are appealing to anybody who may have witnessed the collision and who are yet to speak to us, or anybody who may have been travelling in the area and who may have dash cam footage to contact us."