Beds, Herts & Bucks

M1 closed between Bedford and Flitwick by lorry crash

The M1 crash
Image caption The injured lorry driver was freed from the wreckage and airlifted to hospital

The M1 motorway was closed in both directions due to a crash between Bedford and Flitwick in which a lorry driver was seriously injured.

The lorry jack-knifed, crashing through the central barrier on to the northbound section, where it hit a pylon or a gantry.

The lorry driver was freed from the wreckage and airlifted to hospital.

Police shut the road between junctions 12 and 13, but all lanes have subsequently reopened.

Image copyright Highways Agency
Image caption The M1 was closed in both directions

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