A TERRIFYING crash caused traffic chaos on the M62.

Two men were injured when their car was pushed hundreds of yards down the motorway by a huge lorry.

The passenger suffered suspected spinal injuries and both he and the driver suffered shock.

The pair were overtaking the Dutch lorry in their Toyota Avensis on the eastbound side of the motorway between Junction 22 at Windy Hill and Stott Hall Farm, Scammonden, at 2pm yesterday.

The lorry, starting an overtaking manoeuvre, was in collision with the car which swung in front of the lorry and was stuck on its front bumper.

The car was shoved down the carriageway sideways until the lorry driver managed to stop.

The side of the car was caved in and Huddersfield firefighters cut its roof off to free the passenger.

He was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary with suspected spinal injuries.

Both men come from Birmingham.

Station Officer David Rawnsley, of Huddersfield fire station, said: "The passenger was trapped. We cut him free so he could be gently lifted clear.

"The car had stood up well to the tremendous force it was under.

"The accident blocked two lanes of the motorway for about an hour and there were big traffic queues."