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Serious accident shuts M62 after ‘police car crashes during high-speed chase’

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A serious crash has shut the M62 this evening after 'police cars crashed during a high-speed chase' according to reports.

The motorway has been shut for some time after the accident between Junction 34 Selby and Junction 35 which merges into the M18.

The collision, which took place shortly before midnight on Friday, (September 3), has seen a swarm of emergency services rush to the incident.

There are also reports the police car collided with a motorway bridge, but there has yet to be any confirmation of the nature of the collision, writes YorkshireLive.

Photographs near the accident appear to show fire crews at the scene attending to the police vehicle which seems to have been badly damaged.

All 999 services have been dispatched to the scene, with at least two fire crews, an ambulance and police called.

Traffic officers arrived on the motorway and officers sealed off a busy section of the M62 between Selby and the link to the M18.

Traffic England have said: "There is an ongoing Police led incident which has resulted in a full closure of the M62 Eastbound in East Riding of Yorkshire between J34 (Selby) and J35 (M18)."

National Highways Yorkshire tweeted: "The #M62 eastbound #J34 (#Selby) to #J35 (#M18) is in the process of being CLOSED due to a Police incident.#TrafficOfficers are on their way to the area."

Drivers have been stuck in long queues for around three hours and a diversion is in place, although trapped traffic may not be released for some time.

Highways England: "Please allow plenty of extra time for your journey if travelling in the area and use alternative routes if possible."

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