A DRIVER has been injured in a crash on the M61.

The car is extensively damaged but the driver has only minor injuries after a crash on the M61 North-bound between Rivington Services and junction eight.

A spokesman for the Lancashire Road Police said: "We are currently at the scene of an RTC on the M61 NB between Rivington Services & jct 8.

"Two lanes are closed and traffic is backing up towards jct 6. Thankfully only minor injuries to the driver. At one point this would have been a nice example of a Japanese legend.

"HighwaysNWEST and partner agencies have worked hard making the carriageway safe and it should be fully reopened shortly."

Caution is advised for anyone looking to travel that way.