Motorists escape with minor injures after M1 crash in South Yorkshire

Motorists escaped with minor injureis after a two-car crash which closed the M1 in South Yorkshire this morning.

Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 9:05 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 11:37 am
Two cars were involved in a crash on the M1 in South Yorkshire this morning

Emergency services were alerted to the smash on the southbound stretch of the motorway between between junctions 34 and 33 - Tinsley and Catcliffe - at around 5am.

It left debris strewn across all four lanes initially, blocking the motorway while a clean-up operation was mounted.

The road has since been cleared and traffic is flowing normally.

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The M1 was closed this morning after a crash

South Yorkshire Police said it was fortunate those involved escaped with 'minor injuries'.

The force said the crash involved a Ford Focus and a Ford Fiesta.

A spokesman said: "The Focus had spun out, and then was unfortunately hit by the driver of the Fiesta."

The M1 was closed this morning after a crash