Lorry driver in hospital after fire and crash on M6 at Leyland

Posted on - 21st February, 2022 - 11:49am | Author - | Posted in - Leyland, Preston News, Roads, South Ribble News, Transport
A lorry caught fire on the M6 at junction 27. Picture: Lancashire road police

The driver of a HGV has been taken to hospital with head injuries following a crash on the M6.


Lancashire Police were called at 4.51am today (February 21) to reports of a single-vehicle RTC involving a HGV on the northbound carriageway of the M6 at junction 27.

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Emergency services attended and found the vehicle had caught fire and the driver out of the vehicle.

A full motorway closure was initially put in place however, the southbound carriageway has since re-opened.


The northbound carriageway remains closed at this time.

Anyone with information or dashcam footage can email or call 101, quoting log 0152 of February 21, 2022.

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