A 13-YEAR-OLD boy was taken to hospital after a crash on the M56 yesterday evening, Friday.

Three fire engines were called to junction 12 on the eastbound carriageway, near Runcorn, at around 7.45pm after a saloon car had rolled onto lanes one and two, with the vehicle left smoking.

The occupants had managed to get out of the car.

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The fire engines were used to fend traffic off onto the shoulder.

A 13-year-old boy was treated by paramedics before being taken to hospital as a precautionary check for a possible neck injury.