M1 Crash: Seven Hurt And Lorry Driver Arrested

A lorry driver has been arrested after a man suffered life-threatening injuries in a seven-vehicle motorway pile-up.

Thames Valley Police say six cars and a lorry were involved in the crash on the northbound carriageway of the M1, close to junction 14 near Milton Keynes, shortly after 8.30am.

A 55-year-old man from Bedfordshire, who was driving a blue Vauxhall Corsa, was airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, where he is in a critical condition.

Six women, aged between 35 and 59, suffered minor injuries and were treated at Milton Keynes General Hospital.

The 43-year-old driver of a green Volvo lorry was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving. He remains in police custody.

The M1 was closed northbound between junctions 13 and 14 for around four hours while accident investigators examined the scene. The road was fully re-opened by 12.45pm.

Witnesses are asked to contact PC Garry Fortnum, of the Milton Keynes Roads Policing Team, on 101.