Car overturns on motorway

Three fire crews were called to a two-car crash on the M6.

Tuesday, 19th April 2016, 3:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th April 2016, 4:14 pm
Traffic queuing on the motorway.

Emergency services raced to the northbound carriageway of the M6 between junctions 27 at Wigan and 28 at Leyland at 11.55am following the collision between a Mercedes and a Vauxhall.

When firefighters arrived at the scene they found one car on its roof and a nearby embankment on fire.

Two people from the overturned vehicle managed to get themselves out and were treated by paramedics for minor injuries.

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The driver of the other vehicle was not seriously hurt.

Traffic was affected while the motorway was closed for recovery work.