Three taken to hospital as car hits barrier on M61

Three people were taken to hsopital after a crash on the M61. Photo: Lancashire USAR
Three people were taken to hsopital after a crash on the M61. Photo: Lancashire USAR
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Three people were taken to hospital following a motorway accident this morning.

The incident happened on the southbound carriageway of the M61 close to junction 8 at Chorley.

Emergency services attended.

They included firefighters from Bamber Bridge fire station.

A spokesman for the fire station said: “A Ford Focus with three people inside lost control and hit the nearside barrier and spun round.

“Two managed to get out unattended and were taken to hospital.

“A third person, a girl, was cut out and she was removed and taken to hospital.”

Lanes of the motorway were blocked by police between junction 8-6.

The North West Motorway Police reported at around 11am that the motorway was now all clear.