Witness appeal after M6 smash

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a 51-year-old man was critically injured following a collision on the M6 at Standish.

At 12.55pm on Friday, March 21, a Renault Clio was travelling along the M6 southbound when it lost control and collided with the central reservation at junction 27, before coming back onto the carriageway and colliding with a Peugeot 206.

The driver of the Clio, who is from Warrington, has been taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary with chest injuries and is in a critical condition. The driver of the Peugeot was uninjured.

The carriageway was closed for seven hours to allow collision investigators to carry out their work.

Sergeant Malcolm Bell said: “An investigation into the circumstances surrounding this collision is now underway and I would appeal to anybody who witnessed it to contact police.

“I am also keen to speak with anybody who witnessed the Clio being driven prior to being involved in the collision.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.