A man has been flown to hospital with serious head injuries following a road traffic collision on the M6 northbound between J40 and J41.
Police were called at 7.50am following a collision between a car and a two lorries on the northbound carriageway.
A Cumbria Police spokesman said: “The collision involved two lorries and a Ford Focus, driven by a man in his twenties, from Birmingham.
“He was flown to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough by air ambulance with serious head injuries.
“He was in a critical but stable condition this afternoon.
“His family are aware.
“The drivers of the lorries were not injured.
“Police would like to thank motorists for their patience while emergency services dealt with this incident.”
The M6 was closed while emergency services dealt with the scene, all lanes have now reopened.
Police are asking drivers to be patient while long tailbacks clear.
Any witnesses should contact PC 2378 Johnson at the Mobile Support Group on 101.