Driver crashes car after falling asleep at wheel on M1 near Chesterfield

A driver crashed their car after falling asleep behind the wheel on the M1 near Chesterfield.

Sunday, 22nd May 2022, 12:28 pm
Updated Sunday, 22nd May 2022, 12:29 pm

Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit tweeted about the incident on Sunday morning (May 22).

Photos from the scene of the crash show a black coloured car left completely unrecognisable after the front bumper was crumpled in the collision with a gantry sign structure close to the exit slip road for the A617 towards Chesterfield.

Officers from Derbyshire RPU confirmed that thankfully, nobody was injured in the crash but that the driver was reported to court.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

Pictures show the car which was left crumpled by the collision after a driver fell asleep at the wheel on the M1 near Chesterfield this morning (May 22)

Read More

Read More
Addict who pulled a knife on kind Chesterfield man and stole from him is jailed

They said: “Driving home early this morning. Driver fell asleep at the wheel and this is the result. Car safety technology saving lives again - no injuries. Driver reported to court.”

Responding to officers, one Twitter user said: “This driver was very lucky maybe next time they will think before driving while tired could have being so much worse.”

Another added: “My god, he should buy a lottery ticket, unbelievably lucky.”

The collision occurred after a driver fell asleep at the wheel on the M1 near Chesterfield this morning (May 22)

Support your Derbyshire Times by becoming a digital subscriber. You will see 70 per cent fewer ads on stories, meaning faster load times and an overall enhanced user experience. Click here to subscribe.

The driver fell asleep at the wheel and left the road before colliding with a gantry sign on the M1 near Chesterfield this morning (May 22)