Female lorry driver in a critical condition in hospital after crash on the M1 in Northamptonshire

A female lorry driver was airlifted to hospital, where she remains in a critical condition, after an accident on the M1 in Northamptonshire this morning (Thursday, June 14).

The accident happened between junctions 16 and 15a of the motorway at around 6.20am.

The driver was trapped in her lorry for four-and-a-half hours after the lorry hit an embankment and overturned.

The Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) attended the scene, along with the Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service and East Midlands Ambulance Service.

The Fire & Rescue Service worked to free the woman from the lorry while the WNAA team tended to her alongside a British Association for Immediate Care (BASICS) doctor.

A WNAA spokesman said: “WNAA paramedics remained on the scene treating the casualty while the Air Ambulance pilot flew to pick up a WNAA doctor plus a doctor and a consultant surgeon from University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire.

“Clinical staff from WNAA remained with the casualty at all times providing pain relief. A blood transfusion was also carried out on the scene.

“Upon being freed from the lorry, the casualty was flown by WNAA to University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire where she remains in a critical condition.”