Police Post Picture Of Mangled Car As Warning To Drivers In Heavy Rain
Police have released an image of a mangled car that had crashed on the M62 as a warning to drivers to take care on the roads.
This week, the UK has been hit by heavy rainfall and flooding, meaning the roads are more difficult to navigate.
This was the case for the unnamed driver of the car, who smashed their vehicle into a lamp post on the motorway earlier today (September 29).
The good news is they survived, although they have been rushed to hospital with serious injuries.
North West Motorway Police wrote on Twitter: "The RTC on the M62 has been handed over to @HighwaysNWEST for repairs & recovery. WB (westbound) remains closed at present.
"Just the driver on board who has survived & taken to hospital with injuries.
"A combination of poor driving and wet weather being the cause."
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The accident led to a closure on both directions of the M62 as emergency services rushed to the scene, while both carriageways were closed off between junction 21 for Milnrow and Rochdale and junction 22 for Denshaw.
In light of the incident, Highways England have also since sent out a warning to anyone behind the wheel during the heavy rain, stating: "There was an incident at about 11:20am between junction 22 and junction 21.
"A car hit a lamppost on the central reservation. Contractors are currently on site to remove the lamppost, but the weather is making the operation difficult.
"They will also put a temporary central reservation in to make sure it is safe for drivers."
Meanwhile, today saw 28 flood warnings and 175 alerts issued as parts of the country face three more days of heavy rain.
Met Office forecaster Mark Wilson said: "It's going to be a pretty unsettled 24 hours - we've already had pretty heavy rain across central and southern parts of the UK and those rainfall tallies are starting to mount up.
"It's going to be quite wet across much of England, Wales and Northern Ireland and it will be quite windy particularly across the south coast, although through Sunday it will slowly clear its way eastward.
"There's quite a wet day to come across most of northern England with some heavy showers moving up from the south - we will see some strong winds too."
Featured Image Credit: North West Motorway Police/Twitter