Two men suffer life threatening injuries after M62 incidents

Reporter: Jon Chubb
Date published: 08 May 2019

Drivers are being warned to avoid the M62 around Saddleworth this morning (Wednesday 8th May) after two men suffered life-threatening injuries in two separate incidents which caused the motorway to be closed during the early hours of this morning.

West Yorkshire Police have confirmed to Revolution News that they are in attendance at the bridge at Scammonden between junctions 22 and 23 and also at junction 24 following two separate incidents which have resulted in a full closure of the motorway east and westbound.

Motorists are urged to avoid the motorway between those junctions if possible.

Officers are continuing enquiries in the Scammonden Bridge area of the M62 after attending there at around 5am this morning after a man was sighted on the bridge.

The male fell from the bridge at just after 6am suffering life threatening injuries.

In an unrelated incident, emergency services were called to the exit slip road of the M62 eastbound carriageway at junction 24 at just after 1am this morning following a serious collision between a motorcyclist and a vehicle.

The male motorcyclist received life threatening injuries in the incident.

Officers are working to complete investigation work at both scenes and thank drivers for their patience.


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