Serious accident on M1

Witnesses are being sought after a man was seriously injured in a collision on the M1 earlier today.

At about 3.30am, a grey Citroen travelling northbound between junctions 16 and 17, collided with the central barrier. This caused the vehicle to cross the carriageway and collide with the hard shoulder barrier.

A red LGV then collided with the car before hitting the barrier on the hard shoulder and coming to rest in the ditch.

As a result of the collision, the driver of the Citroen car – a man in his 20s – was taken to University Hospital Coventry with serious injuries. The driver of the lorry – a man in his 40s – sustained minor injuries.

The Police would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may have captured the collision on dash-cam footage.

Anyone with information is asked to email or alternatively call the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615 or Northamptonshire Police on 101.

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