A propane gas tanker has burst into flames on the M56 near Manchester, causing the motorway to be closed in both directions – drivers are urged to avoid the area.
A lorry has set ablaze, sending clouds of smoke billowing across the Manchester-bound M602 motorway – it is not yet known whether the driver of the vehicle has managed to escape the fire.
After pulling over to help the driver of an overturned lorry, a Manchester Good Samaritan was shocked to find the lorry driver jump into his own van and drive off – leaving him clinging to the vehicle.
Ethel Irene Ditcher, known as Irene to friends and family, was hit by an HGV on Leigh Road at 11:45am and was pronounced dead at the scene.
‘Rot in hell’: Life in jail for Oldham road rage trucker who crushed motorist’s skull under 17-tonne lorry
Today, Mark Slater, 46, from Oldham, was ordered to serve a minimum of fifteen years in prison for the murder of 56-year old Trevor Allen
Murder: Salford road rage driver could face LIFE after crushing Oldham grandad’s head under 17-tonne lorry
A road rage trucker faces life in prison after being found guilty of murdering an Oldham motorist by deliberately driving his 17-tonne lorry over him following a petty row.
An angry Oldham trucker deliberately used his 17-tonne lorry to crush a Salford motorist to death after they became embroiled in a road rage row, a murder trial was told yesterday.
Horrified eyewitnesses saw Mr Allen’s head ‘explode’ and could hear bones breaking as the grandfather was dragged under the wheels of Slater’s DAF articulated lorry, a jury heard.
Two Manchester animal-loving activists have set up a national appeal in the wake of an M62 lorry crash which killed more than 1,000 chickens.
Motorway memorial? Animal charities condemn ‘cruel’ conditions of chickens killed in Eccles M62 lorry crash
Hundreds of chickens were strewn across the M62 motorway in the crash after the accident, involving around 6,800 hens in total
Fire engulfs lorry carrying 20 tonnes of pet food on M61 – motorists stranded as motorway near Bolton closed
A lorry carrying 20 tonnes of pet food was engulfed in flames on the M61 near Bolton this morning.
Salford warehouse slapped with £12,000 fine after customer almost crushed to death by reversing lorry
The man was crushed by a lorry in September 2012