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Crash after M1 driver stopped in a motorway lane to take a rest

The crash happened when a driver decided to suddenly stop on the M1 and take a rest. Photo: BPM

This picture shows what happened when a driver decided to stop on the M1 and take a rest.

Police said the Ford Monteo driver was 'so tired' he mistook one of the lanes for a hard shoulder.

He pulled over to take a rest when the car crashed with a van.

The car crashed with a van. Credit: BPM

The accident took place on the M1 northbound between junction 28 and 29 on Saturday morning.

The injuries were minor, but the driver was reported for careless driving.

Derbyshire Road Policing Unit later Tweeted about the incident: