A MAN was taken to hospital with serious injuries after he fell from a motorway bridge.

Emergency services were called to junction 37 at Dodworth at around 12.10am this morning (Monday, July 6) after a 33-year-old man was seen on the bridge.

The police said that the man suffered serious injuries as a result of his fall and he was taken to hospital for treatment.

The northbound carriageway of the M1 was closed until around 1.30am while emergency services dealt with the incident.

A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “On arrival the man had fallen from the bridge.

"The 33-year-old was taken to hospital with serious injuries. They are not thought to be life threatening."

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