Woman Dies After Mini Bus Collides With A Lorry On The M62

A woman has died and around 25 people are believed to be injured after a mini bus, carrying a group of women to a hen night, was involved in a collision on the M62 in Pontefract, West Yorkshire.

Paramedics, firefighters and at least six air ambulances attended the scene of the crash which occurred at around 11am this morning.

A number of casualties were trapped in the wreckage but have now been freed.

At least 25 people have been injured, some serious, according to the Yorkshire ambulance service.

The driver of the lorry has been arrested.

The motorway has been closed in both directions and drivers are being advised to avoid the area.

Assistant Chief Constable Craig Guildford of West Yorkshire Police, said: "This is a significant incident with a number of casualties and as a result of this we have had to close the motorway to allow emergency services to safely get to and free those who are injured."

"We realise this will cause disruption and I would ask drivers to bear with us and avoid the motorway in that area as there will be significant delays."

"Emergency Services remain on the scene and will re-open lanes of the M62 in the area as soon as we can do so safely, but clearly the priority at this stage has been recovering those who are injured."


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