Man injured in M1 collision

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A MAN and woman had to be cut free from their car after a motorway smash in South Yorkshire.

They were travelling northbound along the M1 when their Nissan Micra was involved in collision with an Audi between junctions 33 and 34 – Catcliffe and Meadowhall.

Police said a 28-year-old man, from Leeds, who was travelling in the back of the Micra, was taken to the Northern General Hospital with a fractured hip and spinal injuries.

A 50-year-old woman, also from Leeds and who was driving the Micra, was taken to the hospital with cuts and bruises.

Police said the car was travelling in the lane to exit at Meadowhall but then re-entered the motorway carriageway in front of a silver Audi A5, driven by a 30-year-old man from Leeds, who collided with the back of the Micra.

Witnesses to the crash at 9.25pm on Sunday should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident 941 of December 4.