M6 motorway reopens after camper van crash near Leyland

Camper van after M6 crash
Image caption The van driver suffered head injuries, police said.

A northbound section of the M6 motorway was closed for several hours after a mobile home overturned,

Police said the camper van was towing a Renault Meganne which hit the central reservation near junction 28 as it tried to avoid a Honda Civic.

The van driver suffered head injuries and was taken to hospital in an ambulance while his wife was airlifted to hospital in an air ambulance.

The road was closed just after 13:40 BST, but has now reopened.

The southbound carriageway was also shut briefly.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said the camper van, which was travelling in the middle lane, came close to colliding with the Honda, which was in the third lane.

Both vehicles took evasive action but the Renault ended up hitting the reservation and the Honda with the camper van overturning, police said.

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