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Truck driver on the run after M65 crash which hurt eight-year-old boy

Posted on - 19th May, 2018 - 8:51pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston News, Roads, Transport
Section of the M65 where the crash took place Pic: Google
Section of the M65 where the crash took place Pic: Google

Police are appealing to trace a truck driver after a crash on a motorway close to Preston.

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Lancashire Police are appealing after the crash just after junction 4 of the M65 at Darwen.

A Mercedes C220 and a flat-bed truck collided , sending the car into the central reservation and ricochet back into the path of the truck.

The 39-year-old driver of the Mercedes and an eight-year-old boy, who was in the front seat, both suffered injuries.

Police say the boy, from Aughton near Ormskirk, was taken to Manchester Children’s Hospital with a head and leg injury.

The driver was also treated for minor injuries following the incident on Thursday (17 May) at 8pm.

The truck driver made off from the scene and police said the vehicle is believed to have been stolen from Sheffield.

Sergeant Finn Quainton from the road policing unit said: “My thoughts are with the boy who I wish a full and speedy recovery in hospital.

“We are actively trying to track down the man that was seen running from the truck; not only do we need to speak to him, he may also have been injured and could require medical assistance. If you you have any information about him or indeed the incident itself, please make contact with us.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting incident reference LC-20170517-1422.

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