Man thrown from car after motorway crash

A MAN was airlifted to hospital after being thrown from a car following a crash on the M62.

The accident involved at least two vehicles and happened on the eastbound carriageway near junction 24 Ainley Top at 3pm on Saturday.

The man is understood to have suffered a serious head injury. His condition was described today as stable.

The carriageway was closed for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance to land and did not reopen until after 8pm.