Time Incident Posted: 14:32

Incident Date: 24/07/2021

Incident Location: M1 North Bound J21 - 21A near to Leicester Forest East Services

Incident Number: 11533

Incident Type: Road Traffic Collision Large Vehicle

Initial Emergency Call Received: 14:08

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 1 x Wigston, 1 x Birstall and Technical Rescue from Southern Station

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Crew Manager

Time Incident Closed: 15:27


Believed Cause:

Initial Information: Several calls received to M1 North / South Bound to a Lorry that has crashed.

Upon arrival 1 vehicle has overturned and breached the Central reservation. All traffic stopped on both North and South Carriageways

Updated Incident Information: 14:37 - Road Traffic Collision involving 1 articulated lorry and 2 cars. North Bound carriageway is completely blocked and the south bound carriageway there is currently 1 lane open. One person is trapped and numerous casualty's. Police, Fire, Ambulance and Air Ambulance are in attendance.

14:59 - 1 Casualty has now been extricated from vehicle. Two casualties are being taken to hospital. Both North and South Carriageways have been closed by Police

15:27 - There were 7 casualties 5 of which have been treated at scene of the incident. 2 Casualties have been transported to hospital. All vehicles involved have been made safe and Incident has been handed over to the the police. Air Ambulance has now left the scene.

***Both carriageways remain shut at this time***

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