POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a serious road traffic collision which happened on the M62 near Birkenshaw.

Shortly after 8.30am on Saturday, a yellow DAF heavy goods vehicle collided with a white Audi Q3 on the eastbound carriageway, close to the slip road from the M606 at Junction 26.

The occupants of the Audi, a 74-year-old man and a 63-year-old woman, were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The HGV driver was unhurt.

Anyone who witnessed the collision, or what happened prior to it, is asked to contact the Roads Policing Unit on 101, or by using the contact options on the West Yorkshire Police website.

Officers would also like to hear from anyone with dashcam footage which may assist the investigation.

The reference to quote is 13200422940.