The M6 was forced to close for hours yesterday following a dramatic crash.

Police, the air ambulance and Highways England rushed to the scene of the incident after a car collided with the central reservation.

It happened on the northbound carriageway between junction 35 for Carnforth and Morecambe and junction 36 for Barrow shortly after 4.30pm on Sunday (July 12).

Only one car was involved in the crash, confirm police.

All traffic was halted on both sides of the M6 while the air ambulance attended.

The driver, a male, was taken to hospital.

Southbound traffic was released at around 5.24pm, while motorists on the northbound side were released around 5.39pm.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Police said: "It looks like a one-vehicle collision where a car collided with the central reservation.

"The driver was taken to hospital."

Police stated his injuries did not appear to be too serious, although the extent of them has not yet been confirmed.

North West Ambulance Service has been contacted for a comment on this incident.

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