Police make dashcam footage appeal after M65 crash near Preston

Posted on - 16th September, 2017 - 11:10am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston News, Roads, Transport
Air ambulance on the M65
Air ambulance on the M65

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses after a crash on the M65 which left a man with a broken leg.


The incident caused long morning rush hour delays on the motorway heading from Preston to Blackburn.

Two lanes of the motorway between junction three (Wheelton) and four (Blackburn with Darwen) were shut on Thursday (14 September) while emergency services dealt with the crash between a lorry and a van.

The Renault Box van and the lorry collided around 8.45am.

The driver of the van, a 37-year-old man from Wigan, was taken to Royal Preston Hospital with a serious break to his right leg.

A passenger in the van, a 24-year-old man from Atherton, suffered a neck injury – which police now say is not thought to be serious.

The driver of the HGV, a 34-year-old man from Barking, London, was uninjured.

Two lanes of the motorway were shut for three hours while accident investigators were at the scene.

Read more: This is how the M65 looked after heavy rain at Preston

Lancashire Police would like to speak to anyone who may have seen what happened or might have dashcam footage.

Sergeant Claire Pearson of the Roads Policing Unit said: “The driver of the van has suffered a serious leg injury and first and foremost we wish him the very best with his recovery.

“We are now trying to piece together exactly what occurred and would like to hear from anybody who saw the collision or saw either of the vehicles in the moments beforehand. If you have any information that could help with our investigation, we ask that you get in touch as soon as possible.”

Anybody with information is asked to contact us by emailing or calling 101, quoting log number 239 of September 14th.


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