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M6 accident vicitim 'critical'

John Freeman
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a young man was seriously injured in a road traffic collision on the M6 northbound last night (Monday 4th February).

The collision took place at 7.10pm just prior to the exit slip at junction 29 when a 26-year-old man from Thornton Cleveleys, who was on his way home from work, was travelling in a silver BMW along lane three.

For reasons not known he has lost control of the car and mounted the kerb of the hard shoulder before rolling a number of times down the embankment before colliding with trees and coming to rest.

The man sustained serious head injuries and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital where he remains in a critical condition in intensive care. His parents are at his bedside.

An investigation is underway and police are appealing for any witnesses to contact them.

Sergeant Finn Quainton from the Force Road Policing Unit said: “I would appeal to anybody that witnessed this crash or saw the car being driven prior to the collision to come forward and contact Lancashire Police on 101.”

The motorway was closed for four hours between to allow collision investigation to take place.