Two people ‘critical’ in hospital after M6 crash at Preston

Posted on - 1st August, 2018 - 6:55pm | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Fulwood, Preston News, Roads, Transport
Police closed the M6 at Junction 32 Pic: Google
Police closed the M6 at Junction 32 Pic: Google

Two people remain in hospital after a serious crash on the M6 during Tuesday (31 July) evening.


A Ford Transit, Nissan Notes and a Seat Leon X were involved in the crash on the southbound carriageway.

Preston Police shut the motorway at Junction 32 around 6.15pm – not long after the northbound carriageway was shut following a lorry crash.

The separate southbound crash saw the driver of the Nissan, a woman in her 50s, and her 18-year-old make passenger, both taken to hospital where they remain in a critical condition.

The driver of the Ford Transit, a man in his 50s, has a serious chest injury.

Police say the Seat Leon driver was uninjured.

Emergency services closed off the motorway for four hours while the scene was cleared and accident investigation work took place.

Read more: M6 reopened following lorry crash across three lanes

Sergeant Steve Hardman of Lancashire’s Road Policing Unit, said: “We’re working to establish exactly what happened and are appealing to anyone who saw the collision to speak to us.

“We know the motorway was extremely busy at the time due to an earlier collision on the opposite carriageway. If you have any information, or relevant dash cam footage, please let us know.”

Anyone with information should email or call 101, quoting log number 1250 of 31st July.

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