A MAN from Liversedge has been "seriously injured" when his car overturned and hit a motorway sign.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to the crash in Leeds, which happened early this morning.

At 3.40am a black Renault Megane Coupe was being driven on the M621 from Junction 27 of the M62 towards Leeds city centre when it left the carriageway and overturned before colliding with a large motorway sign causing extensive damage to the vehicle.

The driver, a 24-year-old man from Liversedge, was seriously injured and is currently being treated at Leeds General Infirmary.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who saw the vehicle in the area in the time leading up to the collision is asked to contact PC 571 Richard Whiteley of Safer Roads and Neighbourhood Support East via 101 quoting log number 145 of March 12.