Serious crash involving two lorries that shut M1 sparks police appeal for witnesses

A serious crash involving two lorries cause the M1 to shut.
A serious crash involving two lorries cause the M1 to shut.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious collision involving two lorries on the M1.

At around 11.51pm on Tuesday (November 21), two HGV lorries were involved in a collision on the northbound carriageway of the M1, close to junction 16.

Northamptonshire Police, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service and East Midlands Ambulance Service were all in attendance and the northbound carriageway was closed between junctions 15a and 17 northbound.

Following the collision, the male driver of one of the vehicles was taken to Coventry University Hospital in Walsgrave with serious injuries.

The 37-year-old male driver of the second vehicle was taken to Northampton General Hospital with minor injuries.

The M1 was reopened to traffic by 9am on Wednesday, 22 November.

Anyone with information or who witnessed this incident is asked to call the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615.