A MOTORIST has been rushed to hospital after suffering serious injuries in a crash on the M6 this morning, Tuesday.

Traffic was stopped and heavy congestion is currently present on northbound carriageway after the male driver in his 30s collided with the central reservation.

The incident occurred on the northbound carriageway between junction 21 for Manchester Road at Woolston and junction 21a for the M62 at Croft Interchange.

Two lanes are currently closed after a full closure was lifted, with traffic stretching back to junction 20 for the M56 at Lymm.

Traffic officers from National Highways attended the scene, along with Cheshire police, North West Motorway Police, North West Ambulance Service and Cheshire Rife and Rescue Service.

A spokesman for Cheshire Police said: “At 11.17am, officers were called to junction 21 to junction 21A of the M6 in Warrington following reports of a grey Vauxhall Corsa colliding with the central reservation.

“The driver of the car, a man, sustained serious injuries and has been taken to hospital.

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“A roadblock was temporarily put in place, but lanes one and two have since reopened.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML 1084775 or report it via cheshire.police.uk/ro/report