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Man critical after M6 crash

A man has been left in a critical condition following a collision on the M6 yesterday evening (Saturday 9 July).

The incident happened at around 5.20pm when a black Toyota Corolla travelling southbound with three passengers on board has travelled from the third lane, coming off the carriageway and collided with a barrier at junction 35 at Carnforth, setting on fire.

The driver – a 32 year old man from Bolton – suffered pelvis and head injuries. He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

The front seat passenger – a 29 year old man from Preston – was left with a broken collar bone and the back passenger – a 31-year-old woman from Bolton – suffered spinal injuries.

Officers are asking anyone with information to come forward.  Sgt John Jennings-Warton said: “We are trying to ascertain exactly what happened and how this collision came to occur and so I am asking any witnesses who might have seen something that could help us with our investigation to get in touch.”

Anyone with information can call 101 quoting incident reference 1026 of July 9th.

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