70-year-old woman remains in Crewe hospital following 'serious' M6 collision

By Ryan Parker

25th May 2023 | Local News

A 70-year-old woman from Port Sunlight, Merseyside, remains in Leighton Hospital following a vertebrae fracture (Ryan Parker).
A 70-year-old woman from Port Sunlight, Merseyside, remains in Leighton Hospital following a vertebrae fracture (Ryan Parker).

Cheshire Police officers are appealing for witnesses and video footage following a "serious" collision on the M6 - with a 70-year-old woman remaining in Crewe hospital.

At 7.06pm on Friday 19 May, officers responded reports to a two vehicle-collision on the northbound carriageway near to Junction 17, near Sandbach.

Officers attended the scene and on arrival they found the collision involved a black Volkswagen Golf and a blue Renault Megane.

The two vehicle-collision on the northbound carriageway, near to Junction 17, near Sandbach, happened on Friday 19 May (Wikimedia Commons).

The incident resulted in Renault colliding with the central reservation of the carriageway.

The driver, a 70-year-old woman from Port Sunlight, Merseyside, and the passenger, 63-year-old woman from Stafford, sustained serious, but not life-threatening injuries and were taken to Leighton hospital for treatment.

The 70-year-old woman currently remains in hospital following a vertebrae fracture.

The driver of the Volkswagen, a 38-year-old man from Manchester, sustained no injuries.

Enquiries in relation to the collision are ongoing.

Cheshire police officers are appealing for witnesses and video footage following the 'serious' collision on the M6 near Sandbach (Cheshire Police).

Cheshire Police are appealing to trace anyone who may have witnessed the collision or may have dashcam footage of the incident.

Police Constable of Cheshire Roads and Crime Unit, Pete Kotlar, said: "This was a serious collision which has resulted in a 70-year-old woman and 63 year old woman sustaining serious injuries.

"We are committed to doing all we can to establish exactly what took place.

"As part of our investigation we are keen to hear from anyone who was travelling on the M6, near to junction 17, at the time of the incident and believes they may have witnessed the collision.

"The same goes for anyone with any dashcam footage of the incident.

The driver of the Renault Megane, a 70-year-old woman from Port Sunlight, Merseyside, and the passenger, 63-year-old woman from Stafford, sustained serious, but not life-threatening injuries (Wikimedia Commons).

"I urge anyone with any information – no matter how small – to get in touch."

Anyone with any information is urged to call 101 quoting IML-1551361 or report it via the Cheshire Police website.

Alternatively anyone with information can report to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via its website.

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