Six Hurt in M6 Crash

Six people have been injured in an 11-vehicle pile-up on the M6 motorway.

The emergency services in Lancashire were called to the northbound junction 29 of the motorway at around 1.40am on Sunday morning.

Police said the crash involved 11 vehicles, four of which were lorries.

It is not yet clear what caused the crash.

Police said one person was trapped in an HGV and had to be released by firefighters before being taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment.

Five other casualties were taken to Wigan Infirmary.

A police spokesman said none of the injuries were believed to be ``life-threatening or life-changing''.

Both northbound and southbound carriageways of the M6 at junction 29 were closed overnight while a clean-up operation was carried out.

They have now been reopened.

On Friday seven people were killed and some 51 injured on the M5 in Somerset in a pile-up involving 34 vehicles - thought to be one of the worst in UK history.