11 vehicles involved in M6 crash in Lancashire

First published in Preston

SIX people were injured in a 11 vehicle horror crash on the M6 motorway in Lancashire.

Police said the crash which involved seven cars and four HGV lorries happened close to junction 29, near Leyland, at about 1.40am this morning .

One HGV driver had to be cut out of the lorry by firefighters.

Police believe none of the injured suffered life-threatening or life changing injuries.

Both the north and southbound carriageways were closed between junction 27 and 29 but police hope at least two lanes will be opened in each direction later this morning.

The cause of the crash, on the northbound carriageway, is still unknown.

The southbound side of the motorway was also closed to help emergency services remove casualties.

Ten fire crews including appliances from Chorley, Blackburn and Darwen attended the incident which was declare a ‘major incident’ due to the number of vehicles involved.Police said the person rescued from the lorry was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment while the other five casualties were taken to Wigan Infirmary.

On Friday night seven people were killed and more than 50 injured in a crash on the M5 in Somerset.

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1:12pm Sun 6 Nov 11

HayleyJ says...

We were travelling southbound when this happend. You could not see through fog and smoke. We nearly had an accident at the exact same spot, on our side. The car infront's brake and rear fog light's were a tiny red dots but we managed to slam on and to stop in time and luckily the coach behind us managed to stop too. Then we saw the pile up on the other side. Before we got to that point we saw a bonfire still lit on the northbound side and the smell of smoke was overpowering. The cause of the crash is unknown? Not being able to see your own bonnet speaks for itself!!!
We were travelling southbound when this happend. You could not see through fog and smoke. We nearly had an accident at the exact same spot, on our side. The car infront's brake and rear fog light's were a tiny red dots but we managed to slam on and to stop in time and luckily the coach behind us managed to stop too. Then we saw the pile up on the other side. Before we got to that point we saw a bonfire still lit on the northbound side and the smell of smoke was overpowering. The cause of the crash is unknown? Not being able to see your own bonnet speaks for itself!!! HayleyJ
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1:56pm Sun 6 Nov 11

QuarryGang78 says...

HayleyJ wrote:
We were travelling southbound when this happend. You could not see through fog and smoke. We nearly had an accident at the exact same spot, on our side. The car infront's brake and rear fog light's were a tiny red dots but we managed to slam on and to stop in time and luckily the coach behind us managed to stop too. Then we saw the pile up on the other side. Before we got to that point we saw a bonfire still lit on the northbound side and the smell of smoke was overpowering. The cause of the crash is unknown? Not being able to see your own bonnet speaks for itself!!!
They need to ban bonfires close to motorways and A roads especially in the wake of the terrible accident on the M5.

Our thoughts are with the families of the fatalities in that horrific pile up.

I think its time to put guyfowlks to bed for the last time and stop this stupid celebration each year.No matter what is done to keep the public safe on bonfire night every year we are always counting the cost the day after.And if it turns out that a bonfire and fireworks caused the M5 accident then this year as been especially costly.


It's time to change WPO.
[quote][p][bold]HayleyJ[/bold] wrote: We were travelling southbound when this happend. You could not see through fog and smoke. We nearly had an accident at the exact same spot, on our side. The car infront's brake and rear fog light's were a tiny red dots but we managed to slam on and to stop in time and luckily the coach behind us managed to stop too. Then we saw the pile up on the other side. Before we got to that point we saw a bonfire still lit on the northbound side and the smell of smoke was overpowering. The cause of the crash is unknown? Not being able to see your own bonnet speaks for itself!!![/p][/quote]They need to ban bonfires close to motorways and A roads especially in the wake of the terrible accident on the M5. Our thoughts are with the families of the fatalities in that horrific pile up. I think its time to put guyfowlks to bed for the last time and stop this stupid celebration each year.No matter what is done to keep the public safe on bonfire night every year we are always counting the cost the day after.And if it turns out that a bonfire and fireworks caused the M5 accident then this year as been especially costly. It's time to change WPO. QuarryGang78
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1:56pm Sun 6 Nov 11

QuarryGang78 says...

HayleyJ wrote:
We were travelling southbound when this happend. You could not see through fog and smoke. We nearly had an accident at the exact same spot, on our side. The car infront's brake and rear fog light's were a tiny red dots but we managed to slam on and to stop in time and luckily the coach behind us managed to stop too. Then we saw the pile up on the other side. Before we got to that point we saw a bonfire still lit on the northbound side and the smell of smoke was overpowering. The cause of the crash is unknown? Not being able to see your own bonnet speaks for itself!!!
They need to ban bonfires close to motorways and A roads especially in the wake of the terrible accident on the M5.

Our thoughts are with the families of the fatalities in that horrific pile up.

I think its time to put guyfowlks to bed for the last time and stop this stupid celebration each year.No matter what is done to keep the public safe on bonfire night every year we are always counting the cost the day after.And if it turns out that a bonfire and fireworks caused the M5 accident then this year as been especially costly.


It's time to change WPO.
[quote][p][bold]HayleyJ[/bold] wrote: We were travelling southbound when this happend. You could not see through fog and smoke. We nearly had an accident at the exact same spot, on our side. The car infront's brake and rear fog light's were a tiny red dots but we managed to slam on and to stop in time and luckily the coach behind us managed to stop too. Then we saw the pile up on the other side. Before we got to that point we saw a bonfire still lit on the northbound side and the smell of smoke was overpowering. The cause of the crash is unknown? Not being able to see your own bonnet speaks for itself!!![/p][/quote]They need to ban bonfires close to motorways and A roads especially in the wake of the terrible accident on the M5. Our thoughts are with the families of the fatalities in that horrific pile up. I think its time to put guyfowlks to bed for the last time and stop this stupid celebration each year.No matter what is done to keep the public safe on bonfire night every year we are always counting the cost the day after.And if it turns out that a bonfire and fireworks caused the M5 accident then this year as been especially costly. It's time to change WPO. QuarryGang78
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2:03pm Sun 6 Nov 11

CapitaBackHander says...

Always a good idea to slam on the brakes in fog... wonder how seven people don't die if you do that.
Always a good idea to slam on the brakes in fog... wonder how seven people don't die if you do that. CapitaBackHander
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4:15pm Sun 6 Nov 11

Little Diamond says...

CapitaBackhander have you heard the saying "nobody likes a smartarse".
CapitaBackhander have you heard the saying "nobody likes a smartarse". Little Diamond
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7:27pm Sun 6 Nov 11

rovergeoff says...

try slowing down adapt to the conditions numptys always in a rush
try slowing down adapt to the conditions numptys always in a rush rovergeoff
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9:04pm Sun 6 Nov 11

cloud99 says...

rovergeoff wrote:
try slowing down adapt to the conditions numptys always in a rush
If more people did drive to the road conditions, maybe these types of accidents wouldn't be quite as bad, or maybe they wouldn't happen at all.
[quote][p][bold]rovergeoff[/bold] wrote: try slowing down adapt to the conditions numptys always in a rush[/p][/quote]If more people did drive to the road conditions, maybe these types of accidents wouldn't be quite as bad, or maybe they wouldn't happen at all. cloud99
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9:24am Mon 7 Nov 11

midas says...

Yes lets just wait for a "spokesperson" from BRAKE to try to make some capital out of this tradegy, just like they have with the M5 accident.
Yes lets just wait for a "spokesperson" from BRAKE to try to make some capital out of this tradegy, just like they have with the M5 accident. midas
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9:24am Mon 7 Nov 11

midas says...

Yes lets just wait for a "spokesperson" from BRAKE to try to make some capital out of this tradegy, just like they have with the M5 accident.
Yes lets just wait for a "spokesperson" from BRAKE to try to make some capital out of this tradegy, just like they have with the M5 accident. midas
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7:04pm Mon 7 Nov 11

SteveC66 says...

I would agree that all firework displays should be controlled, licensed events. I don't believe it is right to sell explosives to the general public no matter what the celebration or how small the perceived degree of danger. The limited pleasure fireworks provide is out weighed by the problems they cause, injury, in some cases death, excessive noise and subsequent nuisance to public, pets and lifestock etc.

I do wonder if Britain would have been a better place had Guy Fawkes succeeded with the gun powder plot. I was listening to a historian on the radio a few days before bonfire night when he explained that the lighting of bonfires around November 5th originates from the pagan celebrations following Halloween, nothing to do with Guy Fawkes, he was hung, drawn and quartered not burned at the stake.
I would agree that all firework displays should be controlled, licensed events. I don't believe it is right to sell explosives to the general public no matter what the celebration or how small the perceived degree of danger. The limited pleasure fireworks provide is out weighed by the problems they cause, injury, in some cases death, excessive noise and subsequent nuisance to public, pets and lifestock etc. I do wonder if Britain would have been a better place had Guy Fawkes succeeded with the gun powder plot. I was listening to a historian on the radio a few days before bonfire night when he explained that the lighting of bonfires around November 5th originates from the pagan celebrations following Halloween, nothing to do with Guy Fawkes, he was hung, drawn and quartered not burned at the stake. SteveC66
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7:05pm Mon 7 Nov 11

SteveC66 says...

I would agree that all firework displays should be controlled, licensed events. I don't believe it is right to sell explosives to the general public no matter what the celebration or how small the perceived degree of danger. The limited pleasure fireworks provide is out weighed by the problems they cause, injury, in some cases death, excessive noise and subsequent nuisance to public, pets and lifestock etc.

I do wonder if Britain would have been a better place had Guy Fawkes succeeded with the gun powder plot. I was listening to a historian on the radio a few days before bonfire night when he explained that the lighting of bonfires around November 5th originates from the pagan celebrations following Halloween, nothing to do with Guy Fawkes, he was hung, drawn and quartered not burned at the stake.
I would agree that all firework displays should be controlled, licensed events. I don't believe it is right to sell explosives to the general public no matter what the celebration or how small the perceived degree of danger. The limited pleasure fireworks provide is out weighed by the problems they cause, injury, in some cases death, excessive noise and subsequent nuisance to public, pets and lifestock etc. I do wonder if Britain would have been a better place had Guy Fawkes succeeded with the gun powder plot. I was listening to a historian on the radio a few days before bonfire night when he explained that the lighting of bonfires around November 5th originates from the pagan celebrations following Halloween, nothing to do with Guy Fawkes, he was hung, drawn and quartered not burned at the stake. SteveC66
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1:15pm Wed 9 Nov 11

RAyzer says...

turn lights off on motorways..........h
aha your all thick as pig muck,NEVER compromise safety..i just hope people have learned off the massive crashes over past 3 days that lighting on motorways is a MUST....
turn lights off on motorways..........h aha your all thick as pig muck,NEVER compromise safety..i just hope people have learned off the massive crashes over past 3 days that lighting on motorways is a MUST.... RAyzer
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2:51pm Wed 9 Nov 11

HayleyJ says...

CapitaBackHander wrote:
Always a good idea to slam on the brakes in fog... wonder how seven people don't die if you do that.
So what else do you propose we should of done??? Not tried to stop and Run into the car infront that had stopped dead to have a look at what was going on the other side??? Also not put the hazards on so the coach behind could stop in time too????? You was not there and you did not expierience how fast it came on we had already slowed down because patchy fog but that was like a blindfold being put on you. So there you go smart arse, We slammed on and we DIDN'T cause an accident!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]CapitaBackHander[/bold] wrote: Always a good idea to slam on the brakes in fog... wonder how seven people don't die if you do that.[/p][/quote]So what else do you propose we should of done??? Not tried to stop and Run into the car infront that had stopped dead to have a look at what was going on the other side??? Also not put the hazards on so the coach behind could stop in time too????? You was not there and you did not expierience how fast it came on we had already slowed down because patchy fog but that was like a blindfold being put on you. So there you go smart arse, We slammed on and we DIDN'T cause an accident!!!!! HayleyJ
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3:11pm Wed 9 Nov 11

HayleyJ says...

rovergeoff wrote:
try slowing down adapt to the conditions numptys always in a rush
Numptys?? I think you will find we stopped an accident from happening because some fool had decided to slam on (in them conditions) to have a look at the other side, with no care of what was behind him! We had slowed down all the way from carlilse. But as i said before at that point of the motorway there are no lights on and the smoke was over powering and we drove into a big patch of thick fog and smoke. Like a blindfold. The car infront was rubber necking as most idiots do. Only for me seeing his one rear fog light as a dot we would of been in an accident too so now i'm a numpty?? No I'm just a victim of another idiotic, careless driver thats infront of me!
[quote][p][bold]rovergeoff[/bold] wrote: try slowing down adapt to the conditions numptys always in a rush[/p][/quote]Numptys?? I think you will find we stopped an accident from happening because some fool had decided to slam on (in them conditions) to have a look at the other side, with no care of what was behind him! We had slowed down all the way from carlilse. But as i said before at that point of the motorway there are no lights on and the smoke was over powering and we drove into a big patch of thick fog and smoke. Like a blindfold. The car infront was rubber necking as most idiots do. Only for me seeing his one rear fog light as a dot we would of been in an accident too so now i'm a numpty?? No I'm just a victim of another idiotic, careless driver thats infront of me! HayleyJ
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