Derby

M1 coach crash leaves 36 people injured

M1 coach crash Image copyright Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service
Image caption A total of 36 people were given medical treatment after the crash

Dozens of people have been hurt in a crash involving a coach and lorry on the M1.

Ambulance crews said 36 patients had been treated after the collision on the southbound carriageway in Derbyshire.

One person was pulled from a vehicle by firefighters after the crash between junctions 30 and 29 at about 12:25 BST.

There are not thought to be any serious injuries and the road has reopened. The coach driver went by air ambulance to the Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham.

Police said his injuries were not believed to be serious or life-threatening.

The 32 passengers had been picked up in Gateshead and were on their way for a short break in Nottingham.

The crash happened between junction 30, near Barlborough and junction 29, near Chesterfield.

Chesterfield Royal Hospital said it had treated 10 people for minor injuries.

Three people were taken by ambulance to the hospital and a further seven "walking wounded" were taken by minibus. All were discharged shortly afterwards.

A further 19 people were taken to a "place of safety" and treated at the scene.

The coach belonged to a firm called National Holidays.

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