M55 Closed At Kirkham This Morning After Teenager Hit By Van

Traffic was at a standstill in both direction on the M55 near Kirkham this morning (Thursday 10th February) following a ‘serious road traffic collision’ involving a van and a pedestrian. The motorway was closed both ways from junction 1 (Preston, A6 Garstang Road) to junction 3 (Kirkham, A585 Fleetwood Road).

An air ambulance was called to the scene and a 19-year-old has been taken to Royal Preston Hospital with ‘serious injuries’.

The eastbound carriageway reopened at around 11.30 a.m. with the westbound carriageway remaining closed.

A spokesperson for North West Ambulance Service said, ‘We were called to an RTC involving a lorry and a pedestrian on the motorway at 9.30 a.m. A 19-year-old male was taken to hospital with serious injuries.’

A Police spokesperson said, ‘We were called at 9.30am today (February 10) to reports of a single vehicle collision on the eastbound carriageway of the M55 at Junction 3 (Kirkham). A short time later there was then reports of a second collision on the westbound carriageway involving a van and a pedestrian. A man has been taken to Royal Preston Hospital by ambulance. His condition is not thought to be life-threatening. Nobody has been arrested. The M55 is closed in both directions at Junction 3.’

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting log 0346 of February 10, 2022.

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