Ramsbottom: Man taken to hospital after motorway crash

The crash took place on the M66 southbound near Ramsbottom at around 9am this morning, Tuesday, September 5.

Fire, police and ambulance services all attended the crash, which was between two cars[1]. Firefighters secured the area before handing over to police, while paramedics took a man in his 20s to hospital.

Queues were reported on the motorway this morning, with the road having been closed. However, by 10.30am, the road was cleared and traffic was easing.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said: “Just after 9am on Tuesday September 5, fire crews were called to reports of a road traffic collision on the M66 southbound near Ramsbottom.

“Two fire engines from Bury and Ramsbottom were quickly mobilised to the collision, which involved two cars. Firefighters helped make the area safe before handing the scene over to the police.

“GMFRS crews were in attendance for about half an hour.”

A spokesperson from NWAS said: "A man in his 20s was taken to hospital."


  1. ^ cars (www.burytimes.co.uk)