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Car and highway maintenance van involved in M61 crash

Posted on - 26th November, 2017 - 12:13pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Roads, Transport
What remained of the car involved in the crash near Junction 8 of the M61 Pic: NW Motorway Police
What remained of the car involved in the crash near Junction 8 of the M61 Pic: Lancs Road Police

Anyone heading from Preston towards Manchester and Chorley saw major delays on the M61 southbound after a crash.

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Lancashire Fire Service had to cut people free from the scene just after Junction 8 at the Chorley junction.

A green car had collided with a highway maintenance vehicle which was on the hard shoulder.

North West Motorway Police said two people had been taken to hospital following the crash. An off-duty paramedic had come to the drivers aid at the scene.

Read more: Frustrated drivers calling 999 about Preston city centre congestion

The incident took place shortly before 10.30am on Sunday (26 November).

The maintenance van had been on the hard shoulder Pic: Lancs Road Police
The maintenance van had been on the hard shoulder Pic: Lancs Road Police

All lanes were reopened shortly before 11.45am and traffic is easing.

Police had to issue a warning to drivers not to use the hard shoulder before Junction 8 who were trying to escape the tailbacks.

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