Motorist seriously injured after crash on M4 motorway
A MOTORIST has been hospitalised with serious injuries following a crash on the M4 motorway near Swansea.
Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service received a call at 7.55am today to the incident which happened on the M4 eastbound between the slip roads at junction 43 at Llandarcy.
The incident sparked an eight mile queue of traffic.
A spokesman for South Wales Police confirmed the incident involved a Landrover which overturned and came to a rest on the grass embankment.
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He said: "Serious injuries were sustained by the driver of the vehicle.
"Investigations are ongoing."
Firefighters from Morriston and Neath and ambulance crews also attended the scene.
A Welsh Government spokesman said: "A road traffic collision occurred this morning at approximately 7:55am on the M4 eastbound between the slip roads at junction 43 that resulted in a vehicle leaving the carriageway.
"In order to enable the emergency services to effectively deal with the incident and to get traffic moving a diversion route was established that led traffic off the M4 at junction 43 and then immediately back on at the same junction.
"Both lanes were re-opened at approximately 11:30am.
"There was significant congestion in both directions due to this incident and we would like to thank those that were held up for their patience."