Three prisoners were taken to hospital by ambulance after a collision on a motorway near Doncaster involving the prison van in which they were travelling.
Police were called out at 7.50am this morning, following reports of a collision on the A1(M) northbound between junction 37 and junction 38 between a van and a lorry.
One of the vehicles involved was a prison van, which was escorting a number of prisoners, officers have revealed.
A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said that three prisoners had to be taken to Doncaster Royal Infirmary after the collision after suffering what were described as minor injuries.
She added that police and prison officers were escorting them on the journey to the hospital
“The driver of the other vehicle involved was also taken to hospital suffering minor injuries,” she added.
The northbound carriageway of the road was closed following the collision while emergency services worked but it had reopened again by 11am after the scene had been cleared. It affected rush hour traffic.
Firefighters were also called to the scene to help make it safe, confirmed a spokesman for South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.