A LORRY driver is in a critical condition after a crash which closed the M60 for six hours. 

Police were called to the scene, just past junction 13 on the clockwise carriageway, at around 8pm yesterday evening. 

It is believed the driver of an HGV tractor unit – a 49-year-old man – had a medical episode before striking the central reservation.

He has been taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

Officers are appealing for information about the incident, with enquiries into exactly what happened still ongoing.

Police Constable Adam Scott, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This tragic accident has left a man in a critical condition, and our thoughts remain with his family and friends at this very difficult time.

“Our enquiries are still in their early stages but due to the location of this incident we are hopeful that there are a number of witnesses who may have dash cam footage or information that could assist us.

“If this is you or you were on either side of the carriageway at around 8pm last night, please do not hesitate to get in touch with police.”

Anyone with information has been urged to contact police on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident number 2600 of 10/07/2020.

Reports can also be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.