Man arrested on suspicion of drug driving after passenger suffers life-changing spinal injuries in M6 crash

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drug driving after a car crashed and overturned on the M6.

Monday, 16th March 2020, 11:50 am
Updated Monday, 16th March 2020, 12:14 pm

An investigation is underway after the Nissan Qashqai flipped onto its roof on the southbound carriageway, close to junction 35 (Carnforth, Morecambe) at around 3am of Friday March 13.

A passenger in the Qashqai, a man in his 30s, has suffered serious spinal fractures and remains in hospital.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash and the driver, a 31-year-old man from Aberdeen, has been arrested on suspicion of drug offences.

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He escaped the crash with minor injuries, but was arrested at the scene on suspicion of possessing class A drugs, driving under the influence of drink/drugs, dangerous driving and driving.

He has since been released under investigation.

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"If you saw the incident, or saw the Qashqai in the moments before it happened, we would urge you to get in touch with us as soon as possible."

A 31-year-old man has been arrested for drug related offences and on suspicion of drug driving after a Nissan Qashqai overturned on the M6 in the early hours of Friday morning (March 13). Pic: Lancashire Police

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting log number 125 of March 13.