M1 reopens in county following collision

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The M1 in Northamptonshire has reopened following a major collision.

The M1 has been closed southbound for most of today, Thursday, June 14, between junctions 16 and 15a.

The collision took place at 6.20am, when a blue Suzuki Ingnis was stationary on the hard shoulder.

The police revealed at 7.20pm today the road had been reopened.

A spokesman for the force said: “Many thanks to everyone for your patience. The M1 is now open in both directions. Please take care on your journey and drive safely.”

The 63-year-old woman driver of the car was stood at the top of an embankment, when, for reasons yet unknown, a white large goods vehicle was in collision with it.

The collision resulted in the LGV climbing the embankment before turning over onto its side and colliding with a bridge support.

The 21-year-old woman driving the lorry sustained serious injuries and was taken to Walsgrave Hospital by air ambulance. She remains in a critical condition.

The driver of the car who was stood on the embankment was not injured in the incident.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or who has information regarding it is asked to call the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615.