Two-car collision on M65

A TWO-CAR collision on the M65 saw two lanes closed after damage to a barrier on the central reservation.

Police, fire and ambulance crews all attended the scene of the crash, between junction five at Guide and junction six at Blackburn, at around 11am on Saturday.

The Highways Agency said one lane was closed on the westbound carriageway until 12.20pm to allow the emergency services to clear the area.

At 2.05pm, a lane on the eastbound carriageway was closed to allow for repair work to be carried out at the damaged barrier, causing some slow traffic.

It was re-opened at 4.15pm. Neither the Highways Agency nor the North West Ambulance Service could confirm if anyone was injured in the incident.

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10:06pm Sun 29 Dec 13

noddy57 says...

was anybody using their mobile phone at the time ?,,just as an afterthought if people are caught driving and using their mobile phones then they should be banned from the road for a year-and if they are caught a second time it should be a 5 years,,
was anybody using their mobile phone at the time ?,,just as an afterthought if people are caught driving and using their mobile phones then they should be banned from the road for a year-and if they are caught a second time it should be a 5 years,, noddy57

5:19pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Steve4x4 says...

Nobody can blame this accident on the lighting....just very poor driving.
Nobody can blame this accident on the lighting....just very poor driving. Steve4x4

7:34pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Rowlf says...

No one was using a mobile it was the weather conditions. The two vehicles did not collide either. One of the drivers was praised by the police for his handling of his vehicle in the bad conditions so perhaps before comments to the contrary are posted people should be sure of their facts.
No one was using a mobile it was the weather conditions. The two vehicles did not collide either. One of the drivers was praised by the police for his handling of his vehicle in the bad conditions so perhaps before comments to the contrary are posted people should be sure of their facts. Rowlf

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