Police issue M1 update as pictures show scale of ‘serious’ crash that closed road

Police have released more pictures of a crash which closed three lanes of the M1. It occured on the M1 southbound between junctions 28 and 29 and was described as a “serious collision.”

Only one lane on the road remained open with police warning drivers to expect delays due to the crash. Police say a full investigation is due to take place – only minor injuries were reported as a result of the crash. However, pictures taken by Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit show the extent of the damage done to the cars involved.

Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit said in a statement: “Full investigation to follow, fortunately only minor injuries.”

The damage done to one of the cars

All lanes reopened at around 7.33am after emergency services cleared the scene. National Highways East Midlands updated people via Twitter, saying: “All lanes are now open and the scene is now clear. Thanks for your patience. Have a safe onward journey.”

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