One injured in three-car pile-up, and truck ends up wrong side of barrier in two M1 crashes in Northamptonshire

Huge rush-hour queues after two incidents within minutes of each other a few miles apart

Monday, 22nd November 2021, 12:06 pm
Updated Monday, 22nd November 2021, 12:09 pm
Police had to close one lane on the M1 after finding this truck wrong side of the crash barrier

A man was injured in a three-vehicle pile-up on the M1, one of two shunts that caused huge rush-hour queues on Monday morning (November 22).

Three fire crews from Northampton dealt with a crash that closed the motorway for a time just after 7am between junction 18 for Crick and junction 16 for Northampton and Daventry.

Another lane closure further north was also lifted at around 7.45am after a truck ended up the wrong side of the crash barrier on the southbound side near junction 18.

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Firefighters from Mereway and The Mounts rushed to the scene of the second crash after a 999 call at at 6.42am.

A spokesman said: "One person, a 47-year-old man, was assisted from one of the vehicles and was left in the care of East Midlands Ambulance Service."