Driver taken to hospital after hitting a lamppost on the M60 may have fallen ill behind the wheel

A driver was taken to hospital after his car hit a lamppost on a grass verge off the M60.

The driver, a man in his 60s, was said to be ‘unconscious but breathing’ as paramedics took him to Manchester Royal Infirmary.

It’s thought he may have fallen ill behind the wheel of his car, believed to be a red Ford Fiesta, moments before the accident.

The crash took place on the anti-clockwise carriageway between junctions 24 for Denton Island and 25 for Bredbury at about 6.30pm on Tuesday.

Two lanes of the motorway were closed for around one hour as emergency services attended the incident.

An air ambulance was pictured at the scene, but it’s not known if it was used to take the man to hospital.

The crash took place around the same time as another police incident near junction 22 for Failsworth led to the M60 being closed in both directions.

Traffic was brought to a standstill as the emergency services dealt with the two incidents.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said: “We were called to reports of a road traffic collision on the M60 anti-clockwise at 6.32pm.

“The vehicle had collided with a lamppost on the grass verge.

“The casualty, a man in his 60s, was receiving treatment from North West Ambulance Service.

“He was taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary. He was unconscious but breathing.

“We left the scene at 7.37pm.”

|Ma Evening Post