Derby

M1 delays after lorry crash near Derby

Firefighters at the scene of the crash Image copyright @LFRSC_Donington
Image caption Nottinghamshire Police said two people were taken to hospital with injuries which "are believed to be serious"

A crash involving a lorry and two cars closed part of the M1 for hours, causing miles of tailbacks.

Queues of 6.6 miles (10.6km) formed after the smash near Derby at about 12:00 BST and police said two people had injuries "believed to be serious".

Highways England said the northbound carriageway was closed between junctions 24a, for Shardlow, and 25, for Derby, causing 75-minute delays.

The affected stretch was reopened just before 15:30.

Image copyright Highways England
Image caption Emergency services attended the scene
Image copyright Highways England
Image caption Highways England said there were 6.6 miles (10.6km) of delays

Follow BBC East Midlands on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Send your story ideas to eastmidsnews@bbc.co.uk.

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites