There has been an incident on the M6 southbound carriageway between junction 33 and 32 that took place at around 2.30pm and the southbound lanes are likely to stay closed for at least two hours.
A Jaguar, travelling southbound span on the carriageway and it appears that an HGV behind the car braked and a Vauxhall Astra travelling behind the HGV then collided with the back of the HGV, spun and then collided with the central reservation barrier.
The southbound carriage way is closed at Junction 33. The northbound carriageway was also closed to allow the air ambulance to land safely, but will re-open shortly.
The driver of the Astra has been airlifted to hospital.
The police are looking into the possibility that this incident is weather related.