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Preston man injured in M6 crash near Carnforth

Posted on - 10th July, 2016 - 6:01pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Transport
Emergency services closed the M6 southbound at Carnforth while the three people involved were treated Pic: Lancashire Road Police

Emergency services closed the M6 southbound at Carnforth while the three people involved were treated Pic: Lancashire Road Police

A man from Preston has been left with injuries after a crash on the M6 in North Lancashire on Saturday night.

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The 29-year-old was a passenger in a black Toyota Corolla when it crashed off the motorway southbound near Carnforth.

The car was in the third lane and as it came off the carriageway it collided with a barrier at junction 35 and set on fire.

The driver, a 32-year-old man from Bolton, is in a critical condition at Royal Preston Hospital with pelvis and head injuries.

A back seat passenger a 31-year-old woman from Bolton suffered spinal injuries and the Preston man received a broken collar bone.

Lancashire Police are asking for anyone with information to come forward after the incident at 5.20pm on Saturday (9 July).

Sgt John Jennings-Warton said: “We are trying to ascertain exactly what happened and how this collision came to occur and so I am asking any witnesses who might have seen something that could help us with our investigation to get in touch.”

Anyone with information can call 101 quoting incident reference 1026 of July 9th.

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