M62 closed following two serious incidents

DRIVERS are being urged to avoid the M62 between junctions 22 and 24 in West Yorkshire this morning following two serious incidents on the motorway on Wednesday May 8.

courtesy of Highways England

Police are in attendance at the bridge at Scammonden between junctions 22 and 23 and also at junction 24 following two separate incidents which have resulted in a full closure of the motorway east and westbound.

Motorists are urged to avoid the motorway between those junctions if possible.

Officers are continuing enquiries in the Scammonden Bridge area of the M62 after attending there at around 5am this morning after a man was sighted on the bridge.

The male fell from the bridge at just after 6am suffering life threatening injuries.

In an unrelated incident, emergency services were called to the exit slip road of the M62 eastbound carriageway at junction 24 at just after 1am this morning following a serious collision between a motorcyclist and a vehicle.

Traffic backed up in Denshaw- Pic by Helen Taylor

The male motorcyclist received life threatening injuries in the incident.

Officers are working to complete investigation work at both scenes and thank drivers for their patience.

Motorists are urged to follow updates on local radio and on West Yorkshire Police and Highways Agency social media.

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