RELATIVES are rallying around a new dad who suffered horrific facial injuries in an accident on the M42 near Hopwood.

Niall Martell reportedly broke every bone in his face, including his skull, on Saturday, January 18, after his car's brakes locked on the junction slip road when trying to avoid another car and his vehicle flipped over, hitting a tree.

Three men - Jamie Emms and brothers Bradford and Tom Piper - who were driving on the other side of the motorway stopped to help him.

Mr Martell, 23, was then taken to the Alexandra Hospital and has since undergone surgery for his injuries.

Now, Mr Martell's aunt Vinell Martell-Corbett has set up a GoFundMe page to help Niall and his girlfriend Shanai Alleyne, who gave birth to their first child, son Ziah, 11 days after the accident.

She said: "This GoFund me account has been created in order to assist Niall and his new family with the ongoing costs of care, because he has a long road to recovery ahead of him.

"Both he and his partner will be unable to work for a lengthy amount of time due to his partner being heavily pregnant and Niall’s life-changing injuries."