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M55 crash: Police appeal for witnesses as driver left with multiple injuries

Posted on - 24th December, 2015 - 10:58pm | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Preston News, Woodplumpton
Light trails on the M55 at Preston Pic: Mike Craig

Light trails on the M55 at Preston Pic: Mike Craig

A driver has suffered multiple fractures to his legs and arms after a crash on the M55 near Preston.

Lancashire Police are appealing for witnesses after a Nissan Micra veered off the motorway.

It was heading eastbound, in the third lane, when it crashed off the motorway, moving down an embankment and ending up on its roof in a field.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service rushed three crews to the scene and they cut the driver, a 30-year-old man from Blackpool, free from the wreckage. He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment.

The motorway was shut for four hours between Junction 3 (Kirkham) and Junction 1 (Preston) on Christmas Eve.

Sgt Malcolm Bell, of Lancashire Police, said: “This was a serious road traffic collision which left a man with severe injuries.

“We would ask anyone with information to contact police immediately.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log reference 0805 of December 24.

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