Serious collision on the M65 motorway

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

WE are appealing for information after a serious collision on the M65 motorway.

The incident happened at about 1.15pm yesterday 9Monday, January 8th) when a Citroen Picasso driving West near to Junction 12 was struck to the rear by a Volvo skip lorry.

The Picasso was pushed off the carriageway and into the barrier before a Nissan Juke then collided with the rear of the Volvo.

The driver of the Citroen Picasso, an 80 year old man from Nelson, suffered multiple fractures and the front seat passenger, an 86 year old woman, suffered injuries to her neck and back. They are being treated in hospital.

Sgt Adam Dawson, of the Road Policing Unit, said: “This collision has left two people with very serious injuries and I would appeal for any witnesses to contact us.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 0564 of January 8th.

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