A MAN has been badly hurt in a crash which has brought chaos to the M62.

A van, a lorry and a car were involved in the smash on the eastbound carriageway at Junction 22 at Windy Hill at 2.20pm today.

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance was called to the scene as firefighters battled to free the man from the van.

The helicopter landed on the motorway at 2.45pm and the man was flown straight to Leeds General Infirmary for emergency treatment.

Traffic is taking at least an hour to get pass the crash scene.