A LORRY driver had a lucky escape after careering off the road and down an embankment.
The accident, involving an Eddie Stobart HGV, caused chaos during rush hour on Wednesday morning, leaving tailbacks on the M6 motorway between junctions 29 and 30.
Five engines attended the scene with over 20 firefighters providing the manpower to free the trapped driver from his cab.
A spokesman for Lancashire Fire and Rescue service said; “Engines from Preston, Fulwood, Bamber Bridge and Blackburn attended the scene as well as the Major Incident Support Unit from Preston and were at the scene for around an hour and a half.
“The firefighters used cutting and spreading equipment to free the driver who was stabilised at the scene before being taken to hospital.
“It is not believed his injuries are serious.”
One lane of the motorway was closed during the rescue and recovery operation from 7.40am.
Normal traffic conditions resumed around 1pm.
The haulage company declined to comment on the incident.