Drug Driving Manchester: Several hours after a lorry overturned, a man was arrested on suspicion of drug driving There were large pieces of wreckage left behind after a lorry overturned near Wigan’s motorway link road. The M6 and M58 motorways’ Orrell Interchange was closed this morning (November 26) due to an incident involving police.
After crashing into a bridge, the lorry overturned on the westbound carriageway at 4.45am. It is believed the driver was driving under the influence of drugs when he crashed.
Police are still holding the driver this evening. A collision has prevented drivers from using the Orrell Interchange between the M6 southbound and the M58 westbound.
Omell Interchange Accident
At the Orrell Interchange, a lorry was overturned news updated by North West Motorway Police few hours ago. The victim suffered horrendous injuries after he was slashed with a Stanley knife while screaming ‘I’ll kill you’
As soon as the lorry was recovered this evening, emergency resurfacing work was carried out. Resurfacing will continue throughout the night on the road, according to reports.
There is no route between the east and west sides of Orrell Interchange (M6sb/A577 to the M58) due to an RTC, a North West Motorway Police spokesperson said on Twitter. In order to complete recovery and repairs, this will likely be the case throughout the morning.
There have been several accidents on the link road today (Image: North West Motorway Police).
A spokesperson for National Highways North West said on Twitter today: “The recovery of the lorry on the M6 roundabout J26 is complete, but emergency resurfacing is required.” In an update issued on Twitter, a spokesperson said: “The driver is uninjured but has been arrested for drug driving in Manchester.”
It is still not possible to access the M58 west from the M6 south. If you are heading to Liverpool, you will need to take the A580 West to J23, or take the M62 West to J21A.