POLICE are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage after a collision on the M62 left a man in a critical condition in hospital.

The crash happened at 7.46pm on Wednesday between junction 8 and 7 on the M62.

The collision involved a car and two HGVs on the westbound carriageway and a short time later a pedestrian was hit by a number of vehicles.

As a result both carriageways were shut for several hours.

A 20-year-old man from Warrington sustained life threatening injuries and is currently in a critical condition in hospital.

If you have any information about the incident contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number IML 308746 or on the website at https://www.cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries/  

To submit dashcam footage go to https://www.cheshire.police.uk/advice-and-support/roads-and-vehicle-safety/submit-dashcam-footage/

A spokesman for the North West Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 7.48pm to the M62.

"There was a male patient.

"He has been taken to hospital with major trauma injuries.

"We had two ambulances, an advanced paramedic and a rapid response vehicle on the scene."

The spokesman added that the man suffered a head injury, leg injuries and chest injuries during the incident.