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Motorcyclist in hospital after crash shuts M55

Posted on - 17th July, 2018 - 8:37pm | Author - | Posted in - Fulwood, Preston News, Roads, Transport
Police on the scene of the crash near Kirkham Pic: LancsRoadPolice
Police on the scene of the crash near Kirkham Pic: LancsRoadPolice

A serious crash shut the M55 heading away from Preston during Tuesday (17 July) evening.

Lancashire Police closed the motorway between the start of the M55 at Junction 3 (Kirkham) and Junction 4 at Blackpool around 5.30pm.

The North West Ambulance Service took a male motorbike rider to hospital for treatment after the crash.

Both the A583 and the A6 were heavy with diverted traffic following the crash.

Read more: Road in Woodplumpton to be closed for roadworks

One lane was reopened around 6.30pm and all lanes reopened around 8.15pm and congestion quickly eased.

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