A WOMAN was been taken to hospital after her car overturned on the M61.

Firefighters were called at 5pm after a Renault Clio travelling in the outside lane of the M61 crashed into the safety barrier near to the Kearsley Spur.

Fire crews from Whitefiled worked with paramedics to free the woman, who suffered minor injuries.

She was taken to hospital "as a precaution".