Serious road traffic collision on M6 North near Preston: Police appeal for witnesses

Posted on - 5th February, 2013 - 8:54pm | Author - | Posted in - Lancashire Police, Preston News, Roads



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Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a man was seriously injured in a road traffic collision on the M6 northbound last night (Monday 4 February).

The collision took place at 7.10pm just prior to the exit slip at junction 29 when a 26 year old man from Thornton-Cleveleys was travelling in a silver BMW along lane three.

For reasons not known he has lost control of the car and mounted the kerb of the hard shoulder before rolling a number of times down the embankment before colliding with trees and coming to rest.

The man sustained serious head injuries and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

An investigation is underway and police are appealing for any witnesses to contact them.

Sergeant Finn Quainton from the Force Road Policing Unit said: “I would appeal to anybody that witnessed this crash or saw the car being driven prior to the collision to come forward and contact Lancashire Police on 101.”

The motorway was closed for four hours between to allow collision investigation to take place.

Junction 29 is  just south of Preston near Clayton Brook and  began life as the most southerly junction on the British motorway system.


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