Police have urged motorists to stop “rubber-necking” following a string of accidents on the M1 in Northamptonshire today.
A total of four collisions were attended by traffic police, beginning at 6.30am when a lorry overturned between Junction 15a and Junction 16 northbound. There were no serious injuries.
Then at 7.20am there was a two vehicle collision involving a car and a lorry, at the same location, but police again said there were no injuries. This was followed at 8.30am with a further six vehicle collision, again at the same location and again with no serious injuries.
A police spokesman said there had been a further collision at 10am on the southbound side at junction 19, involving three vehicles. Two people suffered injuries in that accident.
He said motorists needed to “avoid slowing down to observe the scene of the collision” when they happened.
Last year Wootton Hall revealed it had warned 80 motorists in Northamptonshire who were caught using phones to take photos of a road accident.
The drivers were spotted snapping pictures on the M1 when a 21-year-old woman was trapped in her car on June 14.