By Rory Tingle For Mailonline
Published: 20:29 GMT, 1 December 2017 | Updated: 20:46 GMT, 1 December 2017
A child is fighting for his life in hospital after being found unconscious on the hard shoulder of the M67 earlier this evening.
The motorway has been shut after the schoolboy, 14, was discovered in a critical condition on the eastbound stretch of road at 5.25pm.
He was taken to hospital, where he is still fighting for his life, Greater Manchester Police said.
The M67 has been shut after the schoolboy, 14, was discovered in a critical condition on the eastbound stretch of road at 5.25pm. File photo
It is unclear at this stage whether the boy was hit by a car, and police are keeping an open mind about what may have happened to him.
It could be that the boy fell from a bridge or a moving vehicle.
The road remains shut between junction 1 for Ashton-Under-Lyne and junction 3 for Hyde, Manchester.
The incident has led to major traffic queues in the area and