Man airlifted to hospital after M1 collision

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Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a serious injury collision on the M1 near Milton Keynes.

At about 9.51am yesterday, a Mercedes sprinter lorry, which was transporting two BMWs, was in collision with a Scania truck on the northbound carriageway, between the Newport Pagnell services and junction 15.

The vehicles were in tailbacks caused by a separate collision on the M1 in Northamptonshire.

The driver of the sprinter lorry, a 37-year-old man from the Maidenhead area, was airlifted to the University Hospital in Coventry with serious injuries, including several broken bones. He is currently in a stable condition.

As a result of the collision, the northbound carriageway was closed for three hours.

PC Claire Greene, based at the Roads Policing Unit in Milton Keynes, is appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision to come forward.

If you can help, please call PC Greene via the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 0845 8 505 505. If you don’t want to speak to police or leave your name, call the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.