Everything we know so far about serious M1 crash

Repair work is currently underway on the M1 after a serious collision last night.

Thursday, 28th December 2017, 10:03 am
Updated Thursday, 28th December 2017, 12:40 pm
Photo - Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit.

One driver was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham with serious but not life-threatening injuries after the two-vehicle collision last night.

Here's what we know so far:

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* The collision occurred on the southbound carriageway between junctions 29 and 28 just before 8pm last night

* The road was closed for several hours after the collision, but re-opened at around 3.30am this morning

* One lane remains closed to allow for repairs to the road and barrier

* Police are appealing for anyone with dashcam footage, or who witnessed the collision, to contact them on 101, quoting incident 669 of 27/12/17.

* A Honda Civic collided with a nearside safety barrier

* The collision caused the Honda to overturn in the carriageway, landing on its roof

* The 31-year old driver was thrown from the car

* A 33-year-old woman and two children were passengers in the car at the time and were treated for minor injuries

* A Ford Fiesta was also involved and the driver sustained minor injuries