Massive tailbacks after M1 shunt

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Traffic chaos followed when a lorry collided with the rear of a Renault Laguna on the M1 during the rush hour yesterday evening.

Firefighters cut the roof off the Laguna and the driver was taken to hospital on a spinal board after he complained of neck pain.

The crash took place northbound between Junction 8 and 9 at around 6pm and police closed lane one of the motorway.