POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a road traffic collision involving four vehicles on the southbound carriageway of the M1.
Officers understand that a white Renault 420 lorry swerved to avoid debris in the road and then collided with a grey Volkswagen Polo as it travelled between junctions 35A and 35 southbound at around 9.45am yesterday.
A police spokesman said: “The Volkswagen Polo then spun before colliding with a red Honda Civic. The Honda Civic was struck by a black Peugeot 307.
“Emergency services had to cut free a 42-year-old woman from Barnsley, who was driving the LGV, and a 39-year-old woman from Leeds, the passenger in the Volkswagen Polo.”
The 42-year-old woman was taken to Barnsley District Hospital with a broken toe and minor cuts and the 39-year-old woman was taken to the Northern General Hospital suffering from shock and whiplash.
The spokesman added: “A 32-year-old woman from Halifax, the driver of the Volkswagen Polo, was taken to the Northern General Hospital suffering from shock and a 77-year-old woman and a 82-year-old man from Huddersfield, travelling in the Peugeot 307, were taken to Barnsley District Hospital suffering from shock and chest injuries.”
All three lanes of the southbound M1 were closed along the stretch for over an hour and a half before the road was re-opened at 12.15pm.
Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident and would urge them to contact them by dialling 101, quoting incident number 242 of September 20.