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Man taken to hospital after crash at Junction 29 of M6

Posted on - 11th July, 2018 - 9:16am | Author - | Posted in - Bamber Bridge, Preston News, Roads, Transport
The area around Junction 29 of the M6 saw slow traffic due to the crash Pic: Google
The area around Junction 29 of the M6 saw slow traffic due to the crash Pic: Google

Firefighters cut two people free from a car following a crash in Bamber Bridge on Wednesday (11 July) morning.

Two crews from Bamber Bridge fire station attended the crash at the roundabout at junction 29 of the M6.

The driver of the car, a red Volkswagen Golf, had hit a dry stone wall and two people were cut free and placed onto stretchers.

A spokeswoman for the fire service said: “Firefighters used holmatro cutting equipment to remove the roof and extricated casualties from the vehicle via a long board.”

A man suffered a serious leg injury and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment, according to a Lancashire Police spokesman.

A spokeswoman for the ambulance service said the passenger was also taken to hospital and had ‘major trauma injuries’.

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The crash took place shortly after 6am.

Firefighters were at the scene for around half an hour and delays around the Walton Summit area were reported up until around 8.30am.

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