Police are appealing for witnesses after a collision on the M6 motorway left three people seriously injured.

The collision happened at shortly after 10.30pm on Saturday between the Charnock Richard services and Junction 28 northbound when a Mercedes C270 set off from the hard shoulder and turned right into oncoming traffic colliding with a Vauxhall Grandland.
Three people from the Vauxhall suffered serious injuries and were taken by ambulance to hospital. They were a woman aged 56 from Blackpool, a woman aged 73 from St Helens and a man aged 49, also from St Helens. The injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
The driver of the Mercedes, a 40-year-old man from Dunstable, was taken to hospital for assessment. They were subsequently arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and drink driving and released under investigation.
Sgt Craig Booth, of Tac Ops, said: “This collision left a number of people with serious injuries and I would appeal for any witnesses who have not yet spoken with police, or anyone with information, to contact us.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log 1540 of March 14th.