One driver airlifted to hospital after two-lorry crash on M1

Bank holiday drivers are facing long delays on the M1 in North Derbyshire after a collision between two lorries. One driver has been airlifted to hospital in Sheffield.

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Long delays on the M1 southbound after road re-opens

Traffic queuing on M1

There are still long delays on the M1 southbound between junctions 28 and 29 after the carriageway reopened following a crash involving two lorries this morning.

The accident at 4.55am, south of Tibshelf, led to one of the drivers being airlifted to hospital in Sheffield with serious injuries.

The southbound carriageway was closed for 10 hours for the vehicles to be recovered and to allow police to carry out accident investigations.

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Clear-up continues after M1 lorry crash

M1 Derbyshire update: Road to stay closed until 4pm

There are delays of an hour on the M1 Southbound between J29A and J29 due to a two-lorry accident between J29 and J28. The Highways Agency says it doesn't expect the road to re-open until around 4pm this evening.

PHOTO: Lorry crash on M1 still causing tailbacks

One driver airlifted to hospital after crash Credit: Jason Zadrozny

Easter Bank Holiday travellers in North Derbyshire are still facing long delays on the M1 after two lorries collided.

It happened on the southbound carriageway, between junction 29, at Chesterfield, and junction 28, at Alfreton, at about 5am this morning.

One driver has been airlifted to hospital with 'serious injuries'.

Police have closed off the stretch of road between the two junctions, with delays expected to last several hours.

There is a diversion in operation as police investigate what happened.

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Stretch of M1 remains closed after lorry crash

Lorry crash causes M1 tailbacks

The M1 is closed southbound between junction 29 for Chesterfield and Mansfield and junction 28 for Alfreton following a crash involving at least two lorries. Traffic is now queuing back at least a mile and a half from the accident. Diversions are in place.

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