M6 crash: man taken to hospital after lorry and van collision

A man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries following a van and HGV collision on the M6 in Cheshire. Emergency services rushed to the scene of junction 17 ( Crewe ) on the southbound side of the carriageway this afternoon (February 16). Police officers and firefighters from Cheshire Fire and Rescue were already present at the motorway junction following an earlier collision which involved two vehicles and a fuel tanker.

Twenty minutes after the first collision, another incident occurred between a van and a HGV. A Cheshire Constabulary spokesperson said: “At 1.58pm today (February 16) police were called to a two vehicle collision on the M6 southbound at junction 17. “Just after Sandbach services a wagon and a fuel tanker were in collision leading to fuel leaking onto the carriageway.

“Both the northbound as southbound are closed between junction 16 and 18 while Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service work at the scene. “A second collision on the southbound carriageway involved a van and a lorry.

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A full closure is in place from junction 16 to junction 18 northbound and southbound of the M6. Police have said the closure will remain for some time and are advising motorists to avoid the area. A Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “The driver of the HGV managed to get out of the vehicle unaided.

“The driver of the van, a man, was extricated from the vehicle by firefighters. Both casualties are now in the care of North West Ambulance Service paramedics.” North West Ambulance Service have been approached for comment.

Follow our live blog on the incident here.

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