Pedestrian hit by HGV as air ambulance lands on M62

The M62 was closed in both directions after a male pedestrian was hit by a Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV). An air ambulance was among the emergency service response vehicles called to the scene of the crash between junction 7 of the motorway for Rainhill and Junction 8 for Burtonwood. Police said the serious collision, which happened shortly after 4pm on Sunday, involved a male pedestrian and a HGV.

The motorway was closed as emergency services attended and paramedics began treating the man at the scene. The westbound carriageway has since been reopened but the eastbound carriageway between junctions 7 and 8 is likely to remain closed for the rest of this evening, police said. People reported being stuck in huge queues on the motorway as traffic officers started to release trapped traffic.

A diversion has been put in place and motorists are asked to find alternative routes.

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In a statement a Merseyside Police spokesperson said: “The eastbound carriageway of the M62 is closed in Rainhill between junction 7 and 8 this evening (Sunday 22 November) following a serious collision. “The collision, involving a male pedestrian and an HGV, was reported just after 4pm. “Emergency services are in attendance and paramedics are treating the man.

“The eastbound carriageway between junctions 7 and 8 is likely to be closed for the rest of this evening and a diversion is in place. Motorists are advised to seek alternative routes. Enter your postcode for the latest news in your area

“The westbound carriageway has been subject to temporary closures to allow emergency services access to the scene and is expected to reopen shortly.

“Anyone with information on the collision is asked to DM @MerPolCC or call the Roads Policing Unit on 0151 777 5747, or call 101 quoting reference number 609 of 22 November.”

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