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Lorry driver remains in a ‘serious’ condition after M1 crash in hospital

Lorry crash on the M1, southbound, between j16 and j15a on Thursday June 14 at 6.20am

Lorry crash on the M1, southbound, between j16 and j15a on Thursday June 14 at 6.20am

 

An Irish lorry driver remains in a “serious” condition in hospital following a four hour battle to free her after a horror crash on the M1 in yesterday.

The 21-year-old female lorry driver involved in the crash at around 6.20am yesterday was trapped in the wreckage of her vehicle for four and a half hours as firefighters battled to free her.

She also had to undergo a blood transfusion at the scene.

The crash happened between junction 16 and 15a when the lorry crashed into a a blue Suzuki Ingnis, which had pulled onto the hard shoulder.

The 63-year-old woman driver of the car, who is from Essex, was stood at the top of an embankment and was not injured in the incident.

The lorry then crashed into a bridge support causing significant damage.

The southbound carriageway was closed after the crash to allow repairs to the road and was only reopened at 5pm.

Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) staff treated the driver while firefighters battled to free the patient and the helicopter pilot flew to pick up doctors and a consultant surgeon from University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire.

The air ambulance also had to land on the northbound carriageway, closing the whole road for a period of time.

 

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