One in hospital after serious M60 crash causes huge traffic delays

Several lanes on the M60 were closed this afternoon following a ‘serious collision’. Two lanes on the motorway’s clockwise carriageway were shut, as well as one anticlockwise, between junction 13 for Worsley and junction 15 for the M61. It caused serious congestion for hundreds of motorists.

Traffic cameras showed several emergency services vehicles at the scene at the time. One person was taken to hospital after the crash, which involved a lorry. A spokesperson for the North West Ambulance Service confirmed they had been called to a crash involving three vehicles on the M60.

They added: “We were called at 2.53pm and have attended with a response car and one ambulance. “We’ve taken one patient to hospital.” A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service said: “At around 3pm on Thursday, 21 January, firefighters were called to a road traffic collision on the M60 motorway, near to junction 15.

“Three fire engines from Farnworth, Manchester Central and Broughton stations, alongside a Technical Response Unit from Leigh, quickly attended the scene. “The collision involved three vehicles. One casualty was rescued from one vehicle using specialist cutting equipment, before being transferred to the care of colleagues from North West Ambulance Service.”

“Fire crews were at the scene for approximately one hour.”

The motorway was clear by 6.30pm.

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