Police name man killed in nine-vehicle M6 crash as two people involved remain in serious condition in hospitalAlan Bullock, 54, from Blackpool area died in motorway pile upTwo people remain in a serious but stable conditionPolice are still investigating the cause of the crash
02:44 GMT, 12 December 2012
A man killed in a nine-vehicle pile up on the M6 has been named by police.
Alan Bullock, 54, from the Blackpool area, died at the scene from his injuries following the devastating crash on Monday.
The crash caused chaos on the busy motorway when damaged vehicles were thrown across its carriageways.
Pile up: Nine vehicles were involved in the crash on the M6 on Monday
Fatal: Alan Bullock, 54, from Blackpool, was killed in the crash, which happened after 11:20am on Monday
Crash: Two people remain in a serious but stable condition following the crash, which happened on the southbound carriageway near junction 16 at Sandbach, Cheshire
The crash triggered a huge operation by the emergency services, with two people airlifted to hospital.
A 33-year-old woman from the Sheffield
area and a 50-year-old man from Blackpool also remained in a serious
but stable condition in hospital.
Eleven people were hurt in the horrific crash, which occurred after 11:20am on Monday.
The pile up happened on the motorway's southbound carriageway near junction 16 at Sandbach, Cheshire.
Two vans, two HGVs and five cars were involved in the collision, causing huge delays for other motorists.
One section of the motorway was closed for more than ten hours.
Cause: Investigators are still trying to establish what caused the crash
Emergency: The crash prompted a significant response from the emergency services. Two people were taken to hospital by air ambulance
Injured: Police investigate one of the vehicles involved in the crash
Cheshire police are continuing to appeal for witnesses after carrying out an investigation at the scene.
It is not thought that weather conditions contributed to the smash.
Following the crash, a spokesman for Cheshire Fire and Rescue
Service said yesterday: 'Crews were called to the scene of a major road traffic
collision on the M6 southbound between junctions 17 and 16.
were seven service appliances at the scene which involved numerous
vehicles including two heavy goods vehicles, two cars and one van.
'The crews were engaged in extricating five casualties who were trapped.
'The officer at the scene summarised that a total of 15 persons and nine vehicles were involved in the collision.
persons were released from vehicles by the Fire and Rescue Service and
all casualties were transported to hospitals at Leighton, Crewe and
Stoke by the ambulance service.
'Sadly, one person was confirmed dead at the scene.'
Queues: The incident caused huge tailbacks with part of the motorway closed for more than ten hours