Wagon driver injured in M6 crash

Date: Wednesday 25th May 2016

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A LORRY driver who suffered serious injuries after crashing off the M6 into a bridge parapet early today is being treated in hospital. Police say his vehicle left the southbound carriageway and travelled down an embankment where it collided with part of the bridge. The collision happened at around 4am, between Westmorland Services and the turn-off for Junction 38.

It involved a white heavy goods vehicle, driven by a man, aged 53, from Beattock, Scotland. The driver was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital with serious injuries, although they are not believed to be life-threatening at this time, said police. The incident shut the M6 southbound from Junction 39 at Shap, although two lanes have now reopened.

Police say recovery work is still under way and there may be further short delays as this is completed, said police.

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