Appeal for witnesses to M1 crash which closed motorway for hours

A man was badly injured after being hit by a van in Corby
A man was badly injured after being hit by a van in Corby

Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious collision on the M1 on Tuesday, February 3, which closed the motorway for several hours.

Police received a call at 12.34pm reporting that a lorry travelling southbound on the M1 between junctions 13 and 12 had gone through the central reservation on to the northbound carriageway, colliding with a car.

The motorway was closed for several hours and the drivers of both the car and lorry were taken to hospital.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident, in particular people who were travelling southbound at the time.

PC Matthew Bill said: “This was a serious collision which resulted in two people needing hospital treatment. We’re keen to speak to anyone who might have seen the incident to help us find out what caused the lorry to swerve across the carriageway and into the central reservation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Bill on 101 or text 07786 200 011.

Alternatively you can contact the independent crime fighting charity, Crimestoppers,

anonymously, on 0800 555 111.