THE M65 motorway was blocked near Burnley following an accident that left a man with suspected broken bones.
Two ambulances and advanced paramedics, police, and fire crews were sent to the scene, near the Burnley exit on the eastbound carriageway, shortly after 4pm today.
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Two cars were believed to have been involved in the accident, which left one man, believed to be in his 40s, trapped.
A spokesman for the Northwest Ambulance Service said: “One casualty was extracted from the vehicle. A male in his 40s had suspected fractures to his left lower arm and left leg.”
“The road is completely blocked.”
Fire service spokesman John Taylor said: “One caller said there was a fire, but there wasn’t. It may have been steam from a radiator.
“However, there was a man trapped at one point, and fire crews from Burnley and Nelson were involved in releasing him.”
A spokeswoman for the Highways Agency said officers were working to release trapped traffic.
She said: “We were called to a two-car incident at 4.08pm, just before the Burnley (Central) and Padiham exit at junction 10. We are hoping to set up a diversion to release traffic up and over the junction, to minimise delays.”