Man hospitalised and A1(M) shut after smash

THE A1(M) was shut and a man hospitalised after a two-lorry smash this afternoon (Thursday).

The northbound stretch of the motorway was shut from Junction 6 to 7 for almost an hour after two lorries collided shortly before noon.

The emergency services were scrambled and a man was taken by ambulance to hospital. His injuries are as yet unclear. The vehicles were recovered and the road reopened by 12.50pm.

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