BMW overturns on M58 near Ormskirk after aquaplaning due to a bald tyre

A BMW has overturned on the M58 after aquaplaning due to a bald tyre

By James Graves
Saturday, 3rd October 2020, 6:48 pm
Updated Saturday, 3rd October 2020, 6:52 pm

The incident happened at around 5.30pm on Saturday going eastbound between junction one at Sefton and junction three at Ormskirk.

The grey BMW 3-Series was found sitting on its roof by officers who attended the crash, where the car had crashed into the central reservation after aquaplaning.

An officer from Lancashire Road Police tweeted: "Car had aquaplaned, struck the barrier in the central reservation then onto the nearside grass verge where it overturned. Thankfully no injuries. Reason for loss of control was soon obvious - lack of tread on rear offside tyre."

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Police said a poor condition tyre was the reason for the incident

Highways England put a one lane closure in place due to the collision.

The BMW overturned on the M58 after aquaplaning