Update – The M62 has now been re-opened

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Update – The M62 has now been re-opened

Motorists are being advised that the end of the M62 in Liverpool is closed this morning (Friday, 11 October) following a serious road traffic collision overnight.

The west-bound carriageway towards the city is closed from junction 5 Bowring Park through to The Rocket pub.

A diversion is in place at junction 5 and the city-bound carriageway is expected to remain closed through much of rush hour while debris and fuel is cleared from the road.

The follows an incident at around 12.55am when a silver BMW that had earlier failed to stop for police having been initially sighted on Liverpool Road in Huyton, collided with the barriers towards the end of the motorway.

No other vehicles were involved in the collision.

Four men (two aged 28 and two aged 26) were in the BMW at the time of the collision. The 28-year-old driver suffered a neck injury and a 26-year-old passenger suffered a suspected broken hip. The other two passengers were uninjured. None of the injuries are believed to be life threatening.

A police investigation into the collision is now underway by the Force’s professional standards department due to the prior police contact with the BMW before the collision occurred.



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