Driver hits wheelbarrow between junctions 32 and 33 of M6

A car hit a wheelbarrow that had fallen from another vehicle on the M6 northbound.

Thursday, 4th February 2016, 11:20 am
Updated Thursday, 4th February 2016, 12:24 pm
Traffic queuing on the motorway.

A team of traffic officers were sent to the scene between junction 32 Broughton and junction 33 Galgate of the motorway on Tuesday at 5.26pm.

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Overheard matrix signs on the motorway displayed warnings about the wheelbarrow in the carriageway between the middle lane and the slow lane but before officers arrived, a car had already hit it and ended up in the hard shoulder.

A spokesman for Highways England said there was damage to the vehicle but luckily the driver was not injured.

The spokesman said: “This is a good example of why we put the signs up warning drivers but unfortunately the driver hit the wheelbarrow.”