M6 Southbound in Cheshire expected not to reopen until tomorrow

The M6 Southbound in Cheshire is not expected to reopen until the early hours of tomorrow following a serious crash.

At 4.16am on Friday, August 13 a report was received of a collision on the M6 southbound between junction 20 and junction 19 involving two HGVs, a Ford Transit van and a silver Mercedes.

A spokesperson for Cheshire Constabulary previously said the driver of the Mercedes, a 56-year-old man from Newcastle-Under-Lyme is believed to have suffered serious and life-threatening injuries.

A spokesperson for North West Ambulance Service also said one person suffered ‘major-trauma related injuries’.

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The driver of the Ford Transit a 58-year-old man from Bolton and the driver of one of the HGVs a 52-year-old woman from Redditch both sustained minor injuries.

The aftermath of the crash is still causing severe delays on the road networks and all three lanes and the hard shoulder need to be resurfaced.

Due to this, Highways England have said they do not expect for the road to be reopened until the ‘early hours tomorrow’.

A spokesperson for Highways England said: “We’re working hard to get three lanes including the hard shoulder re-surfaced at the scene of this incident however will take some time to finish.

“We don’t expect the road to be re-opened until early hours tomorrow.”

Officers are also now appealing for information following a serious collision on the M6 southbound.

A spokesperson for the force said: “At 4.16am on Friday, August 13 a report was received of a collision on the M6 southbound between junction 20 and junction 19 involving two HGVs, a Ford Transit van and a silver Mercedes.

“The driver of the Mercedes, a 56-year-old man from Newcastle-Under-Lyme, sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.

“The driver of the Ford Transit a 58-year-old man from Bolton and the driver of one of the HGVs a 52-year-old woman from Redditch both sustained minor injuries.

“Officers are now appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the collision or may have dashcam footage of the vehicles leading up to or during the incident to get in touch.

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“Anyone with information is asked to call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML 1060103 or report it here.

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