M62 Closed Following Serious Incidents At Junctions 22 to 24

Commuters in West Yorkshire experienced huge delays this morning (8/5).

Two people have been left with life-threatening injuries in serious incidents on the M62 this morning, causing the motorway to shut in both directions.

West Yorkshire Police have published the following statement:.

"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.

“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.

“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.”

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