Woman cut free from car after motorway accident

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A woman had to be cut free from her car following another accident on the M65 motorway.

The accident, which occured around 8amon Thursday, involved a large van, small van and a Volvo car, leading to the closure of that stretch of the motorway at Junction 9.

Acting watch manager Alan Ashworth from Burnley Fire and Rescue said: “The driver was confined in her suffering back and neck injuries. Working along side the paramedics who stabilised her, the roof was removed using cutting equipment.

“Using a longboard stretcher to prevent spinal damage, she was then removed from the car and taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital by ambulance.”

Fire service personnel assisted police with the removal of debris from carriageway.

The accident follows a number of collisions on the M65 near to Burnley just the day before on Wednesday, causing huge tailbacks and what police described as a “moving car park”.