A 22-YEAR-OLD man was found with serious head injuries on an M62 slip road in the early hours of the morning.

The man, believed to be a passenger in a taxi that was involved in an earlier crash, is in a critical condition hospital.

Police are appealing for information following the incident in the Huyton area earlier this morning (Thursday, 5 June).

Patrols were called at about 2.35am following a report of a crash on the slip road off junction 5 westbound (Liverpool-bound) of the M62.

Emergency services found the man in the road.

The injured man is believed to have been a passenger in a black Hackney cab when the incident happened.

The taxi driver is assisting officers with their enquiries. No one has been arrested.

The Liverpool-bound slip road remains cordoned off at this time whilst forensic examinations are carried out. The main carriageway of the M62 is unaffected.

Anyone with information is urged to call Merseyside Police on 0151 777 5747 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.