Lorry crashes into M6 bridge leaving one person ‘seriously injured’

A person has been left with ‘serious injuries’ after a lorry crashed into a bridge on the M6 in Cheshire. Emergency services were called to the northbound carriageway between junctions 17 and 18 shortly after 8am today (Tuesday September 7). Three lanes were initially closed at the scene before the whole carriageway was shut, with southbound traffic also stopped to allow the air ambulance to land.

: Tragedy of ‘happy, healthy’ baby, 2, who died in her sleep Police have since confirmed that a lorry has struck the railway bridge and that one person is believed to have suffered serious injuries. A spokesperson for Cheshire Constabulary said: “Shortly after 8am on Tuesday September 7, police were called to reports of a collision on the M6.

“The incident on the northbound carriageway near to Sandbach involves a HGV which has collided with a bridge. One person is believed to have sustained serious injuries. “As a result of the incident the carriageway is currently closed northbound between junctions 17 (Sandbach) and 18 (Middlewich).

The closure is expected to remain in place for several hours. “Local diversion are place but there are long delays and members of the public are advised to avoid the area if possible. Updates will be provided when available.”

Queues on the M6 northbound after a crash between junctions 17 and 18

National Highways and police have confirmed that the closure is expected to be in place for ‘several hours’.

There are huge delays on the northbound and southbound side, with queues in surrounding areas including in Talke and Holmes Chapel. Three fire engines were also dispatched to the scene and a fuel leak was stopped by the crews. A Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Firefighters attended to a collision on the M6 northbound carriageway.

The collision involved a HGV that is believed to have collided with a bridge. “The northbound carriageway is currently closed. The southbound carriageway has been closed while air ambulance attend to the scene.

“A small amount of fuel leakage from the HGV has been stopped by crews.”