Lorry driver taken to hospital after crashing into bridge on M1 in South Yorkshire

A lorry driver was cut free from his cab and taken to hospital after crashing into a bridge over the M1 in South Yorkshire this morning.

Monday, 23rd January 2017, 11:12 am
Updated Monday, 23rd January 2017, 11:17 am
A lorry struck a bridge on the M1 this morning

Firefighters released the driver after the crash close to junction 33 at Catcliffe at 2.35am.

A southbound stretch of the motorway was closed for emergency repairs to be carried out.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: "Emergency services were called at around 2.35am today to reports of a collision on the M1 southbound carriageway.

"An articulated lorry is reported to have been involved in a collision with a bridge close to Junction 33.

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"The driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries."