Police issue updated appeal for footage after M6 ‘wrong-way’ incident

Posted on - 9th February, 2022 - 12:14pm | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Fulwood, Preston News, Transport
The incident happened on the M6. Pic: Google

Police are appealing for witnesses after an incident on the M6 in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday 9 February).


Police are asking people to submit their footage of the incident here:

Police were called at about 4.40am today to reports of a car travelling south on the north bound carriageway of the M6.

Read more: Car travelling wrong way on M6 at Preston caused traffic chaos this morning

Police patrols attended and stopped the car, a Toyota Aygo, by first using a stinger and then making deliberate tactical contact.

The driver of both the Aygo and the police vehicle which made contact were unhurt but the Aygo driver, an elderly man, was taken to hospital as a precaution.

Police are now appealing for information and dashcam footage.

Chief Insp Patrick Worden said: “We believe the Aygo driver may have become disorientated and joined the motorway travelling the wrong way and we have intervened to try and bring the incident to a safe conclusion.

“Thankfully no-one was injured and I would like to thank those affected for the patience and co-operation while we dealt with he incident and the aftermath.

”The motorway was closed northbound for a number of hours while the scene was dealt with. Anyone with information should contact us on 101 quoting log 0167 of today (9 Feb).

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