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Lorry driver in Chesterfield M1 crash shows signs of recovery

Pictured is a collision involving two lorries on the M1 motorway near Chesterfield, coutesy of photographer Dave Wheatcroft.

Pictured is a collision involving two lorries on the M1 motorway near Chesterfield, coutesy of photographer Dave Wheatcroft.

A lorry driver who was critically injured after a collision involving two HGVs which shut the M1 for ten hours is now in a stable condition.

The collision happened after one of the lorries broke down in the outside lane of the northbound carriageway.

A second lorry then collided with the stationary vehicle where it had stopped, north of junction 29A.

Debris, cargo and oil was spread over both carriageways, and one of the lorries jack-knifed across all three lanes of the northbound stretch.

The driver of the second HGV, a 48-year-old man from Derby, suffered life-threatening injuries in the incident.

He was taken to Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital after the collision happened about 3.40am, on Thursday, June 5, but today, Monday, June 9, police confirmed he is in a stable condition.

Police shut the M1 from junction 28 northbound and junction 30 southbound while an investigation into the collision and recovery work was carried out.

It was reopened shortly after 2pm but difficulties continued across the county throughout the day because of delays.

The driver of the first vehicle was uninjured.

Pictured, by Dave Wheatcroft, is the collision between the two lorries.

 

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