Two crashes directly opposite one another on the M62 at Outlane caused misery on the motorway network for hundreds of thousands of people yesterday.

A lorry driver's state-of-the-art dashcam filmed the aftermath of the shunt on the eastbound carriageway near Outlane which involved several cars.

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And as he drives past the crash scene look to the other carriageway where you'll see the emergency services dealing with another shunt on the westbound carriageway which had happened a few minutes before.

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The smashes happened within 20 minutes of one another at around 4pm.

Only one person, a 52-year-old man, needed hospital treatment.

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A fire service spokesman said: “It was quite a big job. People were wandering around the motorway in shock.”

The crashes caused massive tailbacks in both directions.