Officers said the incident, between junctions 29A and 30, happened when one lorry ploughed into the back of another one.
Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit tweeted yesterday: “Lorry one has blowout and slows in lane one. Lorry two fails to see this and drives into the back of it.
"Check the damage - the driver is incredibly lucky to escape death. Small cut to head and hopefully buying a lottery ticket.”