M62 reopened after woman falls from bridge

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The M62 has reopened between junctions 24 at Ainley Top and 22 at Ripponden in both directions after a woman fell from a bridge onto the eastbound carriageway.

Police attended to the call at 4.43pm today, and have confirmed an adult woman had fallen from a bridge a mile before junction 23 Outlane on the eastbound carriageway.

The air ambulance was called to attend the scene and both carriageways were closed while it landed to recover the woman.

She was taken to Leeds General Infirmary for treatment after sustaining serious leg injuries.

Enquiries remain ongoing and both carriageways have re-opened.