Casualty taken to hospital after air ambulance attends crash that closed M62

An air ambulance was dispatched to the scene i(Image: CFRS)/i

An air ambulance was dispatched to the scene (Image: CFRS)

A CASUALTY was taken to hospital following a crash that closed the M62 over the weekend.

An air ambulance was dispatched to the motorway on Sunday morning following reports of a serious collision heading eastbound.

This occurred shortly after 9pm between junctions 11 for Birchwood and 12 for the M60 at Eccles.

All traffic was stopped while the air ambulance and other emergency services were in attendance, with all lanes reopening by 11am.

A North West Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We took a call at 9.08am on Sunday, November 12, reporting an RTC on the M62 at junction 11.

“We sent a number of resources to the scene including two ambulances, two rapid response ambulance cars and the air ambulance.

“We treated one male in 40s with chest, abdomen and leg injuries and took him to Salford Royal Hospital.”

A police spokesman added: “A one-vehicle collision on the M62 was reported to highways teams at 9.11am on Sunday, November 12.

“Fire and ambulance crews attended and found that it involved a silver Smart Fortwo passion convertible.

“The motorway was closed in both directions between junctions 11 and J12 while the air ambulance arrived at the scene.

“A man was released from the vehicle and taken to Salford Royal Hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing.

“Police attended to enforce the road closure and for traffic management.”