Bail for man arrested after M1 collision

The Magpas Helimedix in action; picture courtesy of Digital Photography by Rob Holding

The Magpas Helimedix in action; picture courtesy of Digital Photography by Rob Holding

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A MAN who was arrested following a seven car collision on the M1 has been bailed by police.

The 43-year-old, who had been driving a green Volvo lorry, when the incident happened at 8.34am on Friday morning.

The collision took place on the M1 close to Junction 14, heading northbound. A 55-year-old man from Bedfordshire, the driver of the blue Vauxhall Corsa, was airlifted from the scene by the Magpas Helimedix.

He remains in Addenbrook Hospital in a critical condition.

Six other people, all women, sustained minor injuries in the collision. They required treatment at Milton Keynes General Hospital. They included a 35-year-old driver of a grey Citreon Xsara, a 44-year-old driver of a silver Mercedes C220, a 59-year-old driver of a Toyota Hilux and her 37-year-old daughter, and a 49-year-old driver of a Vauxhall Astra.

The motorway was closed for around four hours as a result.

The lorry driver has been bailed until November 30 when he must report to Thames Valley Police.

Anyone who witnessed the collision should contact PC Garry Fortnum at the Milton Keynes Roads Policing base on 101.