Amazingly nobody was seriously hurt in a motorway accident in which a family car rolled on to its roof.

North West Ambulance Service understands there were two adults and a child in the blue Vauxhall Zafira when it overturned on the eastbound carriageway of the M56, between junction 12 and 11, near the Frodsham exit, about 11.15am today (Friday, June 13). 

Initially, it was reported the child was trapped in the vehicle but this proved not to be the case.

A family escaped injury after their car rolled over on the M56 motorway between junctions 12 and 11, near the Frodsham turn-off
A family escaped injury after their car rolled over on the M56 motorway between junctions 12 and 11, near the Frodsham turn-off
 

The air ambulance had been put on standby but was not needed. However, the ambulance service did send an ambulance, the Hazard Area Response Team (HART) and an advanced paramedic.

Fortunately, all three passengers were essentially unharmed and declined to go to hospital to be checked over. Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service sent a crew from Frodsham Fire Station who righted the vehicle and made it safe before leaving the scene. 

A second road accident happened about 1.50pm today involving three vehicles at the A55 close to Vicars Cross, Chester. North West Ambulance Service, who were still on scene at the time of commenting, said “everyone seems fine”.

However, the accident has been causing major delays and serious congestion as traffic builds up during rush hour.