Man dies after falling from motorway bridge

Date published: 13 September 2018

A man fell from a bridge over the M62 and died  on Thursday morning (13 September).

All lanes of the motorway have been shut between J22 at for Rishworth Moor and 24, Ainley top.

Police have confirmed the man has died, following the tragedy.

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: “Police were called at 9.52am to reports of a concern for safety for a male on a bridge at Rishworth at the M62.

“The male fell from the bridge and sustained fatal injuries.

“There are road closures in place. Avoid the area if possible.”

Highways England has advised people to find alternative routes where possible and long delays are expected.

A Highways spokesman said: “Both carriageways from J22 to J24 are closed due to a police incident.

“Please avoid the area if possible.”

Normal traffic conditions are expected by around 2.30pm.

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