Nurse dies as police investigate ‘hit and run’ outside hospital he worked at

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A nurse has been killed after being hit by a car outside the hospital where he worked – and police are appealing for help to find the driver who hit him.

North Wales Police has said the driver failed to stop following the tragic incident, which took place outside Wrexham Maelor Hospital just before 8.30pm on Thursday, October 22.

The man, aged 46, was hit by a Vauxhall Astra, with police saying that thedriver may have tried to make off from a petrol station before hitting the nurse, NorthWalesLive reports.

Tragically, the nurse died at the scene despite the best efforts of hospital staff and emergency services.

Chief Superintendent Alex Goss said: "This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the man’s family, friends, colleagues and all those affected, including the emergency services and health staff who were in attendance last night.

“Our sincerest condolences go to them all at this incredibly difficult time and specially trained police family liaison officers are assisting them.

“We are appealing for witnesses to the collision and anybody who may have been in or around the area of Watery Road and who may have seen the black-coloured Vauxhall Astra or who may have dashcam footage, is asked to contact North Wales Police as soon as possible.”

The hospital said the nurse was "a long-standing" staff member.

Gill Harris, acting chief executive at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, said: “We have tragically lost a valued and long-standing member of our team in Wrexham and our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with their family today.

"This is also a difficult time for their colleagues and friends and we will make sure they have all the support they need.”

North Wales Police have referred the incident to the IOPC (Independent Office for Police Conduct).

Following the incident, a man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, drink driving, driving whilst disqualified and failing to stop. He remains in police custody.

Anybody who may have information that could help the investigation is asked to contact North Wales Police on 101 or via the live webchat quoting incident number Y156226.

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