Motorists please be aware that the M57 is expected to remain closed until at least tomorrow morning, Saturday 2nd November, following a fatal collision near Switch Island earlier this evening. Police would like to thank everyone for their patience while enquiries are carried out.
This is the second fatality on this road in two days. Yesterday, Thursday 31st October at 9.30am, emergency services were called to Junction 4 northbound to reports of a collision between a Renault Clio and a Honda Jazz.
Two women, one from each vehicle, were taken to hospital for treatment.
A woman in her 60s, driver of the Honda Jazz, was sadly been pronounced deceased. A woman in her 40s, driver of the Renault Clio, is in a critical condition in hospital.
Roads Policing Sergeant Mat Shaw said: "This is a tragic incident and specialist officers will be supporting the families affected.
"A full investigation is underway and we are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward, if they have not already done so. Your information or dashcam footage may be vital in established exactly what happened."
A spokesman from Merseyside Police spoke about the collision this evening: “MERSEYSIDE Police can confirm that emergency services are on the scene of a serious road traffic collision on the M57 today, Friday 1 November.”
“At around 6.15pm, reports were received of a collision between a pedestrian and a vehicle near to the northbound junction for Switch Island.”
“Officers are on the scene as we look to establish the full circumstances.”
“A road closure will be in place both northbound and southbound between Junction 6 for Kirkby and Junction 7 for Switch Island for a considerable time and road users are asked to avoid the area while the investigation is carried out.”
“Further updates will be issued when appropriate.”
Anyone with information or who witnessed the incident is asked to contact @MerPolCC or 101 with reference 843.