A Wesham teenager has been hospitalised with serious injuries following a collision yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 1st August) on the Northbound carriageway of the M61.
Police were called at around 4.30 p.m. (Tuesday, August 1st) to reports a Ford Focus had collided with a Ford Kuga, before hitting the central reservation and a bridge. Police have today reported that the driver of the Ford Focus, a man from Wesham aged in his late teens, was taken to hospital with a serious injury.
The driver and a passenger in the Kuga, from Manchester, suffered minor injuries.
The Northbound carriageway was closed until around 10 p.m. while specialist collision investigators attended. It resulted in five miles of congestion and more than 60-minute delays. Diversions were put in place during the evening.
Police are now appealing for information and would like to hear from anybody with dashcam, or who saw the collision or saw the Focus or the Kuga in the moments before it occurred.
Sgt Helen Parkinson, of the Lancashire Roads Policing Unit, said, ‘This collision has left a young man in hospital with a serious injury and we are determined to piece together exactly what occurred. If you saw the collision, or if you have any dashcam footage, please get in touch.’
Anybody with information should contact us on 101, quoting log 987 of August 1st.