Local News & Archive — March 3, 2017 at 10:16 pm — Updated: March 3, 2017 at 10:19 pm

Family’s tribute to Abergele road crash victim


Family photo: North Wales Police

The family of a woman killed in a three-vehicle crash in Abergele have described her as ”full of life and a real character”.

69 year-old Hilda Ann Blythin was knocked down in the collision involving two cars and an articulated lorry on Market Street on Thursday afternoon. The road was closed for over six hours following the crash.

Mrs Blythin served as a policewoman in Rhyl until her retirement – she was married to a former CID officer, Islwyn.

In a tribute released via police on Friday night, Mrs Blythin’s family said ”We are devastated by the loss of Hilda – a much loved Wife, Mother and Nain…she was an inspiration to many people, and adored her family. She will be missed by us all.” The family, who have requested privacy, are being supported by liaison officers.

Meanwhile, police are still appealing for any witnesses to come forward. Sergeant Jason Diamond said: ”We are particularly keen on speaking to any pedestrians who were in or around the area of Market Street, Bridge Street or Water Street around the time of the collision…we recognise that this was a shocking incident which has shaken the town and we would also like to thank the local community – including retailers, residents and motorists for their co-operation yesterday afternoon.”

Anyone with information should contact the Roads Policing Unit in Colwyn Bay on 101, quoting reference no. V029646.

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