Accident boy, six, ‘serious’

The scene of the accident on the southbound carriageway of the M6 near the bridge over Spring Road, Orrell, in which a Renault car overturned
The scene of the accident on the southbound carriageway of the M6 near the bridge over Spring Road, Orrell, in which a Renault car overturned
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A YOUNG boy remains in a serious condition after being airlifted to hospital following a horror motorway accident.

The six-year-old is a pupil at St Cuthberts RC Primary School, in South Shore, and was travelling with a woman and three other children when their black Renault Clio overturned on the M6 motorway.

He suffered leg injuries in the incident and is now in a “serious but stable” condition at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, in Liverpool, after being airlifted from the scene on Sunday afternoon.

The woman and three other youngsters, aged between three and 14, who were also from Blackpool, were taken to hospital but have since been discharged after receiving treatment for minor injuries.

St Cuthbert’s headteacher Des Kennedy said: “The staff and children are quite shocked.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and we gathered and prayed for him as a school yesterday.

“We hope he makes a full recovery.”

The accident happened at around 1.30pm between Junctions 27 and 26 on the motorway’s southbound carriageway, close to Wigan.

Police have confirmed the incident involved two cars, although no collision took place and no arrests have been made.

The driver of the second vehicle, a blue Ford Focus, stopped at the scene and the motorway was closed in both directions.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the investigation team on 0151 777 5444.