M6 oil spillage after crash leaves driver trapped in lorry

A lorry driver was left trapped in his vehicle following a crash between three HGVs on the M6. Firefighters were called to the scene to release the patient, following the northbound smash near Warrington. All lanes on the carriageway have been closed, though authorities were trying to open one of the four lanes.

The crash, which caused an oil spillage, happened near junction 21 for Woolston at 3pm. Police confirmed an ambulance has landed on the southbound carriageway, and is expected to airlift the patient to hospital once he’s released. A Cheshire Police spokesman said: “The crash was between three lorries, possibly a van.

“Fire crews, police and ambulance services are there. One casualty has to be removed from a lorry by firefighters. “He was trapped, and is still in there.

He is being assisted by paramedics.” The closure is currently causing heavy traffic, with delays of over an hour. Motorists have been urged to avoid the area.

It is unclear at this stage when the road will be reopened.

At 3.40pm, Highways England tweeted: “Traffic is temporarily held on the northbound carriageway at Junction 21, Croft Interchange, this is causing heavy congestion in area, to avoid please find an alternate route for your journey.”

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