Horror scenes as motorway grinds to a halt after Lamborghini burst into flames

Pictures show the car in flames with traffic at a standstill on the motorway. Emergency services were at the scene. Motorists have reportedly been stuck for well over one hour on the road.

The crash is believed to have occurred at the westbound entry slip road at junction 25.

Pictures also show another car – a black SUV – involved in the collision.

Emergency services were at the scene and West Yorkshire Police were reportedly carrying out a collision investigation.

National Highways said: “The M62 is closed westbound near Brighouse between J25-J24 following a serious collision and a vehicle fire.

“West Yorkshire Police, Fire and Rescue and Ambulance are at the scene and dealing with the incident. National Highway Traffic Officers are assisting with traffic management.

“At this stage it is unclear how long the carriageway will be closed for, but is expected to remain closed for a number of hours.”

Motorists were being diverted around the incident as all lanes had been closed.

One motorist told Examiner Live: “I’ve been on for nearly an hour and have moved from Chain bar roundabout slip road to Hartshead Moor Services.”

National Highways reported that traffic had backed up six miles from junction 25 towards junction 26.

There are two diversion routes due to height restrictions on one of the routes.

More to follow.