Man suffers 'serious trauma' in M65 accident

Emergency services attended the scene
Emergency services attended the scene
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A man has received multiple injuries and a significant trauma following a serious accident on the M65, say ambulance services.

A lorry and a van collided at around 8.15am on September 14 between junction 3 for Chorley road and Junction 4, say police.

Ambulance services said that a man suffered a severe trauma and multiple injuries to the lower part of his body.

Another patient suffered minor injuries. Both were taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment.

The air ambulance was called to attend but both patients were transferred to hospital via road ambulance.

The fire service were called to cut a man out of his van after he became trapped in the incident.

A spokesman for the fire service said: "Three fire engines from Bamber Bridge, Blackburn and Darwen, as well as special appliances from Preston, were called to a road traffic collision involving one van and one wagon on the M65.

"Firefighters worked with paramedics to cut one person out of the van."

The motorway re-opened at around 10.45am.