Police appeal for witnesses to motorway accident

Police are appealing for witnesses after a collision on the M65 at the weekend.

Thursday, 30th August 2018, 10:45 am
Updated Thursday, 30th August 2018, 10:51 am
Police are appealing for witnesses after an accident on the M65 on Sunday which left a teenage boy with a serious injury.

Police were called around 5.10pm on Sunday (August 26) following reports of an accident close to Junction 6, the Whitebirk Interchange.

A gold BMW travelling eastbound had collided with two lampposts and a barrier on the hard shoulder.

Five people were injured, including a 14-year-old boy who suffered a fractured pelvis. He was taken to Manchester Children’s Hospital for treatment.

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The other four people were treated at Royal Blackburn Hospital.

Police are appealing for information following the incident.

PC Mike Smith, of Lancashire Police, said: “We are keen to find anyone who witnessed the collision or has dashboard mounted camera footage of what took place.

“A 14-year-old boy has been left with a serious hip injury and we want to establish exactly what has happened.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 01254 353904 or email [email protected] quoting log reference 1005 of August 26.