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Emergency services called to multiple collisions on M6

[T]he M6 southbound has re-opened following a collision this morning between J40 and J39.

The police were called at around 7.57am to a collision involving a Vauxhall Movano van and a low loader.

The driver of the van, a 29-year-old man from the Preston area, was taken by air ambulance to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle. However, his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Police were also called at 8.35am to a one-vehicle collision. This occurred between J41 and J42 northbound, just prior to Southwaite Services.

The female driver of the car – a Renault Captur – was taken to Cumberland Infirmary to be checked over however she is not believed to have any serious injuries.

A further call was made to police at 8.45am with a report of a 4-vehicle collision near to J42. Officers attended the incident but the cars involved had already left the location.

A spokesman for Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service said: “At 08:58 firefighters were called to a road traffic collision with persons trapped on the M6 northbound between junctions 41 and 42.

“One casualty was released from a vehicle by the crew and was handed to the care of paramedics.”

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