M4 Swansea: Man found lying on road suffers serious injuries

Traffic officers diverts motorists off the M4
Traffic was diverted off the motorway following the incident on Sunday morning

A man is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after he was found lying on the carriageway of the M4 motorway.

Emergency services were called to the scene near junction 45 in Swansea shortly after 06:30 GMT on Sunday.

A section of the M4 was closed in both directions for around two hours while investigations took place.

South Wales Police previously described the incident as a "serious collision".

A police spokesperson said: "Emergency services were called following a report of a man lying on the carriageway of the M4 near junction 45.

"The injured man has been taken to the University Hospital of Wales with what are described as life-threatening injuries."

The Welsh Ambulance Service said it sent two ambulances to the scene before transporting the injured man to hospital.