Huyton M62 casualty may have jumped from moving taxi

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Image caption Police said the taxi driver is assisting officers with their enquiries

A man found with serious head injuries on a motorway slip road may have "voluntarily got out of a taxi while it was still moving", police said.

Merseyside Police said they found the 22-year-old at 02.35 BST near junction 5 westbound on the M62, near Huyton.

Police are examining a black cab the man is believed to have been a passenger in, which was at the scene when they arrived.

The injured man is critically ill at Walton Neurological Hospital.

The interior of the taxi was damaged during the journey, a police spokesman said. No other vehicle was involved.

Police said no-one has been arrested. The taxi driver is assisting officers with their inquiries.

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