M6 motorway 11-vehicles crash leaves six injured

Six people have been injured in a crash involving 11 vehicles on the M6 motorway in Lancashire.

Police said the crash involved seven cars and four lorries and happened close to junction 29, near Leyland, south of Preston, at about 01:40 GMT.

One person was trapped in a lorry and had to be released by firefighters. Police said none of the injuries was life-threatening.

The motorway was reopened on both carriageways just after 08:45 GMT.

The cause of the crash, on the northbound carriageway, is not known.

The southbound side of the motorway was closed as it was used to remove casualties. Police said the person rescued from the lorry was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment while the other five people hurt went 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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