A CRASH between a car and a lorry on a motorway has left a man with 'serious injuries' and damaged the central reservation. 

The collision on the M42 in Worcestershire resulted in a man in the car being seriously injured and caused delays on the road network this morning (Friday).

A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "We were called to reports of a collision between a car and a HGV on the northbound carriageway of the M42, between junctions 1 and 2, at 4.38am.

"One ambulance and two paramedic officers attended the scene.

"On arrival we discovered one patient, a man from the car.

"He was treated for serious injuries, not believed to be life-threatening, before being taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham."

The crash involving a car and an HGV has closed the M42 southbound between junctions 2 (Alvechurch) and 1 (Bromsgrove) in Worcestershire.

In addition lane three of the northbound carriageway was closed due to damage to the central reservation barrier.

The incident happened shortly after 4.30am.