Scaffolding lorry driver arrested after fatal motorway crash

Allied Scaffolding Truck
The scene of the accident on the M58. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

A lorry driver has been detained by police after a 14-year old boy and a woman was killed following a major crash involving multiple vehicles on the M58.

The collision which happened yesterday around 9am between junctions 3 and 4 near Wigan involved seven vehicles including a scaffolding lorry and a minibus. The two victims who had been traveling in the minibus were pronounced dead at the scene Police said.

A 31-year old man from Chorley who was driving an Allied Scaffolding lorry has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

A number of other people also suffered serious injuries and are being treated at Hospital.

A spokesperson for Allied Scaffolding told the ScaffMag: “We are deeply saddened by the events that took place yesterday, we will continue to fully co-operate with police and authorities and give them our full support during their investigation.

“Our main concerns remain for those involved in the crash and their immediate families.”

In a statement, Lancashire Police also said: “Shortly after the initial collision a second collision took place involving an HGV, a van and a car. As a result of this collision, a woman also suffered serious injuries. Two men were also seriously injured.

“We are working closely with partner agencies and the motorway remains closed in both directions for accident investigations. Diversions are in place.”