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UPDATE: Person taken to hospital following a multi-vehicle accident that has closed the M62 motorway

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Firefighters had to cut someone free from a car following a multi-vehicle accident on the M62 this morning.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the crash involving two HGVs, a car and a transit van, at 5.20am.

Fire crews from Wakefield, Castleford, Normanton and a technical rescue unit from Cleckheaton, attended the incident.

One person was trapped in a car and was taken to hospital by ambulance after being freed by firefighter. Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

The M62 remains closed between junctions 30 and 31 eastbound, and junctions 32 and 31 westbound.

One of the HGVs collided with the central reservation and a police spokesman said drivers should expect significant disruption into the morning rush hour, as the larger vehicles are recovered. A large oil spill also has to be dealt with.

 

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