Firefighters cut lorry driver free from wreckage after crash closes M1 in Northamptonshire

Firefighters had to cut a lorry driver free from the wreckage of his vehicle after crash which closed the M1 in Northamptonshire last night. The smash involved two HGVs between the Crick turnoff at Junction 18 and Junction 17 where the M45 joins the M1 at around 10.50pm on Thrusday (June 26). All three lanes were blocked at police shut a three-mile stretch of the southbound carriageway for nearly two hours, sending drivers on a diversion via the A5 and A45.

A Northamptonshire Police spokesman said: "One of the HGV drivers had to be released by Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service crews and was treated by East Midlands Ambulance Service before taken to hospital. His injuries were not believed to be serious. "The carriageway was closed until 12.20am to allow for one of the HGVs to be recovered."

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