ONE person was airlifted to hospital and others were injured after two traffic pile-ups happened this morning (Friday, March 7) within a mile of each other.
A spokesman for Cheshire Police confirmed they were alerted to a four vehicle collision on the M53 southbound between junctions 11 and 12 at 7.45am, but reported no injuries.
This was followed at 8.01am by a five vehicle smash on the M56 westbound at junction 15 near Stoak.
One ambulance took an unknown number of casualties to the Countess of Chester Hospital and it is believed one person was airlifted from the scene.
A Mercedes Sprinter van involved in the crash was leaking diesel on to the motorway.
Fire crews from Ellesmere Port attended the scene but their services were not required.