DERBYSHIRE: Serious accident closes M1 motorway

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A stretch of the M1 was closed on Saturday night (March 9) following a serious accident involving several vehicles.

Firefighters from Clowne and Staveley were called to the incident, northbound between junctions 29a and junction 30, just before 9pm.

A fire spokesman said a man, trapped in one of the vehicles, was freed and taken to hospital by ambulance. A further three casualties were airlifted to hospital by air ambulance.

The motorway later reopened.