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Two Injured In 12-Car M1 Crash

Friday November 15 2013

TWO people were injured after a 12-car smash on the M1 in Barnsley on Thursday morning.

Police closed two lanes of the southbound carriageway for around five hours while debris and vehicles were removed.

Firefighters from Barnsley and Tankersley stations were called to the scene and cut two trapped people from their vehicles.

The incident happened close to junction 37 of the M1 at Dodworth.

A Yorkshire Ambulance Service spokeswoman said two casualties were taken to Barnsley Hospital, although their injuries were not serious.

"We were alerted at 7.56am and sent a rapid response vehicle, two ambulances and two hazardous area response team vehicles to the scene," she added.

"There were four patients in total, two of whom were treated at the scene but did not need hospital treatment."

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: "Lanes two and three of the motorway were closed for around five hours but lane one and the hard shoulder were kept open to keep the traffic flowing."

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Reply Posted by Frank on Saturday November 16 2013 at 08:44
Glad no one got seriously hurt,but questions need to be answered when it comes attention on the road 12 vehicles means some wasn't paying attention or driving too close

Reply Posted by Jilly on Saturday November 16 2013 at 09:05
I saw this happen and it was one of those mornings where the sun was unbelievably bright and low and just as you approach the brow of the hill at j37, it's very blinding, regular travelers will know how difficult it is drive these stretches of road in blinding light