Man airlifted to hospital following seven car pile-up on M1

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 has been airlifted to hospital in a life-threatening condition following a seven car pile-up on the M1.

The collision took place near the exit slip at Junction 14 on the northbound carriageway at 8.34am this morning.

Police, fire and rescue, and ambulance crews attended the scene, along with the Magpas Helimedix team which took the injued man to Addenbrooke’s Hospital,

The collision, which involved a blue Vauxhall Corsa; a silver C220 Mercedes; a silver Renault Clio; a green Volvo lorry; a silver Vauxhall Astra; a black Toyota Hilux; and a grey Citroen Xsara, saw three further drivers sustain injuries. They have been taken to Milton Keynes Hospital for treatment.

The Helimedix team of Doctor Nick Foster, Paramedic Mark Glover and Paramedic Ash Richardson attended the scene at 9.03am, after the M1 had been closed in both directions.

The seriously injured man, aged 55, had suffered head injuries and was unresponsive. The Helimedix anaesthetised the man, while working alongside a Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance Crew; on the scene along with a double paramedic team, EEAST Ambulance Crews and a HART paramedic.

The team monitored his condition during the journey to Addenbrooke’s, where the patient was in a serious but stable condition.

The Helimedix was flown by pilot Richard Eastwood and Air Observer Rick Hill.

The collision resuled in lengthy tailbacks, with drivers advised to consider alternative routes.

Anyone who witnessed the incident should contact Milton Keynes Roads Policing base on 101. If you don’t want to speak directly to the police, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.