A1(M) shut after 10-vehicle pile-up caused by ‘wrong way driver’

Nine cars and one lorry were involved in the crash, which forced the motorway to close.

Nine cars and one lorry were involved in the crash, which forced the motorway to close. - Credit: Archant

The A1(M) was shut for more than two hours last night after a 10-vehicle pile-up which is believed to have been caused by a car travelling the wrong way down the motorway.

The crash happened just after 8.20pm on the northbound carriageway, near to Junction 4 for Hatfield.

It is believed a Renault Clio had been travelling southbound before the collision.

A police spokesman said no-one had been seriously injured but the motorway was shut northbound between Junction 3-4 until 10.40pm while eight of the vehicles were recovered.

The vehicle involved were as follows: a blue Renault Clio, a blue Vauxhall Astra, a red Peugeot 206, a silver Vauxhall Meriva, a silver Volkswagen Golf, a green Renault Laguna, a silver Ford Mondeo, a white lorry, a grey Ford Focus and a silver Ford Focus.

The spokesman added: “I would ask anyone who witnessed the events prior to the collision and the crash itself to call us on non-emergency number 101.”

No arrests have been made at this stage.

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