Six cars involved in serious M58 crash near Ormskirk which left one vehicle on its roof

Emergency services rushed to a multi-vehicle crash involving six cars on the M58 near Ormskirk.

Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 7:40 am
Updated Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 10:08 am

The M58 eastbound faced delays due to a multi-vehicle crash between junctions 3 (Ormskirk) and 4 (Skelmersdale) this morning (February 12).

Traffic officers, Lancashire Police, North West Ambulance Service and the fire service attended the scene.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Fire and Rescue said: "Fire crews from Skelmersdale alongside a fire engine from Greater Manchester attended reports of a road traffic collision on the M58 eastbound near to junction 3 and 4, involving multiple vehicles.

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"On arrival firefighters found the incident involved six vehicles with casualties, however all casualties were out of their vehicles.

"Firefighters assisted in making the scene safe using some small tools and lighting equipment.

"There were six casualties being tended to by paramedics at the scene for minor injuries."

Multiple vehicles were left in the carriageway as a result of the smash, and one vehicle was left on its roof on the embankment.

Traffic is at a standstill after a multi-vehicle crash on the M58. (Photo by @MrPotteryUK)

Two ambulances and two rapid response vehicles were sent to the scene.

A spokesperson for North West Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 6.23am and sent two ambulances and two rapid response vehicles.

“Three patients were discharged at the scene and three were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

“They were taken to Aintree Hospital.”

Traffic has been stopped as a result of this collision. (Credit: AA)

One lane was closed while the recovery operation was underway, but Highways have confirmed that all lanes are now reopen.

A spokesperson for Highways England said: "All lanes are now back open on the M58 eastbound between junction 3 and junction 4."

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