Driver cut from car after M6 accident at Wigan junction

Traffic on the M6
Traffic on the M6

A motorist had to be cut from his vehicle after ploughing into a street light at a motorway junction in Wigan.

The driver of the Vauxhall Astra and his passenger were both taken to hospital following the incident at junction 25 of the M6 at Marus Bridge at around 10.30pm on Sunday.

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Fire crews were called to rescue the man after the car, which was travelling southbound, went onto the hard shoulder, veered over the slip road and struck the lamp post before coming to rest on the grass verge.

The motorist and his female passenger complained of chest and neck pains and both went to Salford Royal Infirmary.

Police and Highways England also attended the scene and the entire southbound carriageway was briefly closed while the debris was collected and the scene made safe.

The emergency services were there for around 45 minutes.