'I’ve never been so scared': Drivers react to the terrifying moment they saw a 'drink-driver' driving the wrong way on the M6

Drivers have shared their horrifying stories of the moment they saw a driver driving travelling towards them at high speeds on the M6 near Forton Services.

By Sean Gleaves
Thursday, 9th January 2020, 2:49 pm
Updated Thursday, 9th January 2020, 2:59 pm

The M6 faced severe delays between junctions 32 and 33 after a motorist collided with two cars after driving the wrong way at about 6pm last night (January 8).

Police were forced to close a section of the M6 "for a short time" as a result of the collision.

Lancashire Road Police later confirmed in a Tweet that an "elderly drink-driver" headed south down the northbound carriage after joining the M6 at Forton Services near Lancaster.

Drivers have now shared their stories of the moment they saw a car travelling at high speeds towards them on Twitter.

One person wrote: "I passed before the accidents happened and still can’t believe how lucky I’ve been.

"Very scary for everyone involved."

Another commented: "He drove straight at me.

Driver catches the horrifying moment on their dash cam. (Credit: Shereen Kelly)

"I had to swerve into the middle lane.

"I’ve never been so scared in my life."

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Drunk elderly driver drives wrong way on M6 before colliding with 2 cars

Others drivers involved in the crash only sustained minor injuries.

The driver collided with two cars before finally stopping. (Credit: Lancashire Road Police)

Any eyewitnesses have been asked to contact Lancashire Road Police.

The driver, 71, suffered chest injuries and was admitted to Royal Preston Hospital. (Credit: Lancashire Road Police)