TWO rush-hour motorway pile-ups occurred in quick succession on the same stretch of road last Friday (November 11).
Four vehicles were involved in a crash on the westbound carriageway of the M62, near Whiston, at about 5.45pm.
Emergency crews had to cut one man out of his vehicle before taking him to Whiston Hospital with suspected neck injuries.
Then, a short time later, three vehicles were involved in another smash on the same stretch of motorway.
Again, emergency crews used cutting gear - this time to rescue a man and a woman from two of the vehicles.
The man was suffering from suspected back, head and spinal injuries. The third vehicle contained a family-of-five - including two 12-year-olds and a seven-week-old baby.