M62 closed eastbound after a serious collision involving a pedestrian and an HGV

The M62 eastbound in is closed following a serious collision involving a pedestrian and an HGV.  Emergency services were called to a collision, between Junction 7 for Widnes and Junction 8 for Burtonwood at around 4pm. Merseyside Police say the crash involves a male pedestrian and a HGV.

He is being treated by paramedics. The motorway was closed in both directions earlier, to allow an air ambulance to land at the scene, but the westbound carriageway has now reopened. Travel service Inrix is reporting stationary traffic in the area, and a diversion has been put in place. 

It is reporting congestion back to Junction 6 for Tarbock Island. Police have warned that the eastbound side could remain closed ‘for some time’ and is not likely to reopen this evening. In a statement, Highways England said: “The M62 in Merseyside is currently closed eastbound between junctions 7 Rainhill/Widnes and 8 Burtonwood due to a serious collision.

“North West Motorway Police Group lead the response to this incident, Highways England have resources en route to assist with traffic management. “For traffic approaching the closures locally, you are advised to expect disruption with extra journey time and you may wish to re-route or delay your journey”. Merseyside Police 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.

“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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