Truck driver taken to hospital after M56 sliproad collision near Ellesmere Port

A TRUCK driver has been taken to hospital with minor injuries after their HGV was involved in a collision on a sliproad from the M56 motorway to the M53. The incident at junction 15 was reported to North West Motorway Police on Saturday evening (August 8) just before 7pm, and was on the M56 westbound carriageway, towards the M53 northbound (Ellesmere Port). The sliproad was closed while police and highways team dealt with the overturned HGV, with traffic already on the sliproad being guided through by officers.

Police, fire, ambulance teams were all deployed to the scene. A diversion was put in place while the sliproad has been closed for recovery to take place. Highways England said the road was likely to be closed overnight.

It advised access to the M53 northbound from the M56 can be gained by heading south to J12, M53 and turning back north at that junction.

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