Posted: Fri 6th Mar 2015

Hawarden based Police helicopter flies casualty to hospital following a serious collision involving a minibus on the M56

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Mar 6th, 2015

A collision involving a minibus has closed the eastbound carriageway of the M56 between junctions 10 and 11 close near Hatton on Friday evening. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The incident happened on the eastbound side of the motorway, both carriageways were initially closed however the westbound – towards Wales reopened once debris had been cleared by Highways Agency officers. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The Police helicopter from Hawarden was called to the scene to assist with transporting a casualty to hospital.  ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Cheshire Fire Service spokesperson said: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Shortly after 9pm the Service was called to reports of a road traffic collision involving a minibus with a number of people trapped on the M56  eastbound between junctions 11 and 10. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

On arrival crews found a minibus on its side in the middle of the motorway with several passengers trapped and a number of walking wounded. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Police, ambulance and the HART team also attended. Firefighters cut free one casualty who was then taken to hospital in the police helicopter before rescuing a further three people from the vehicle. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Police closed the M56 in both directions while emergency services dealt with the incident although the westbound has since been reopened. Crews left the incident shortly after 10pm” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The carriageway isn’t expected to reopen until the early hours of Saturday morning. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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