Five hurt in motorway pile up

A MOTORWAY was closed for nearly two hours following a 12 vehicle pile up.

Five people were taken to hospital following the smash on the southbound M18.

Twenty firefighters were called to the crash which happened between junction two, the junction with A1(M) and junction one, Maltby. Wreckage was strewn over 100 yards of the carriageway.

Crews did not need to free any of the injured but helped paramedics.

The crash, which happened at about 4.20pm yesterday, caused delays to motorists.