Emergency services remain on the scene of a major collision near Preston.Advertisement
The A59 was closed in both directions from around 7pm with police and ambulance on the scene.
Motorists reported long delays along Brockholes Brow and New Hall Lane. Bystanders have reported the road was closed off from the Hesketh Pub.
It’s understood a car and pedestrians were involved.
A paramedic who attended the scene described the incident as ‘tragic’.
Vinny Romano, an advanced paramedic with the North West Ambulance Service, said: “Attended tragic RTC in Preston. Difficult patient management made easier by caring staff from North West Ambulance and support from Preston Police.”
A spokeswoman for Preston Police said they would be releasing more details about the incident in due course. The road was reopened around 10.15pm on Wednesday (20 April).
Highways England are displaying matrix signs to drivers to avoid leaving the M6 at Junction 31 and heading towards Preston. They say delays are expected until 12midnight.
A major crash on the M55 at Preston also closed access to the M6 southbound at Junction 32 around 7.30pm.