A HGV driver is fighting for life in hospital after being hit by his own vehicle on the M62 at Rainhill this morning (Wednesday).

Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident in the early hours.

Officers were contacted at just before 1.50am following reports that the driver of an HGV has been injured on the carriageway close to junction seven at Rainhill.

It is believed that the driver has been struck by his own vehicle, suffering serious leg injuries, before the vehicle was in collision with the nearside barrier. No other vehicles are thought to have been involved.

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The driver is currently in hospital in a critical condition with life changing injuries.

An investigation into the incident is underway. The M62 was initially closed to allow investigative work but has now fully reopened.

Sergeant Steve Smith from the Matrix Roads Policing Unit said: “We are currently working to establish what has taken place in the lead up to this incident. I would ask anyone who was travelling along the M62 close to junction seven in the early hours of this morning who saw the vehicle or witnessed anything to contact us.

“We are also appealing for anyone with dash cam footage which could assist our investigation to get in touch.”

  • Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to call our Matrix Roads Policing Unit on (0151) 777 5747, email SCIU@merseyside.police.uk or DM @MerPolCC on Twitter quoting reference 0052 of November 24.