Police appeal following road traffic collision on the M6

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Police appeal following road traffic collision on the M6

Police are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision on the M6.

The incident happened at around 1:40pm today, Wednesday 22nd May, on the northbound carriageway between the two slip roads at junction 28.

A mobile home towing a Renault Meganne was travelling in the middle lane and a black Honda Civic was travelling in lane 3. Both vehicles came close to colliding and took evasive action to try and avoid a collision but they were unsuccessful.

The mobile home overturned, the Renault Meganne collided with the central reservation barrier and the Honda Civic received minimal damage.

The northbound carriageway remains closed and it is hoped that lanes two and three will open at around 5:00pm. The southbound carriageway was closed to allow one of two air ambulances to land with the other landing on the northbound road.

Accident investigation attended the scene to carryout an examination of the road. The occupants of the motor home, an elderly married couple were taken to the Royal Preston Hospital. The husband was taken by land ambulance with head injuries and the wife was airlifted to hospital and her injuries are not known at this stage.

Sergeant Dave Hogarth from the Road Policing Unit said, “I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and who witnessed the collision to come forward and contact the police.

“Traffic is extremely busy in the area and diversions are in place. I would urge people to avoid the area if possible.”

People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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