Twelve hurt in M1 minibus crash

The scene of the crash
Image caption Lane closures were causing long tailbacks

Twelve men have been injured in a minibus crash on the M1 in West Yorkshire.

The vehicle overturned on an embankment between the southbound carriageway and the slip road exit at junction 42, the M62 interchange, near Lofthouse.

The occupants of the coach are believed to be men in their 20s and 30s from the Rochdale area, police said.

Two of the casualties were in a critical condition, five had serious injuries and five had minor injuries.

They were taken to Leeds General Infirmary and Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield by ambulance and air ambulance.

One lane of the M1 carriageway was closed for about two hours. The exit slip road was expected to be closed until about 1900 BST.

Police appealed for witnesses to come forward.

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