Teenager hit as he walked on M1

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A TEENAGER, aged 18, from Barnsley sustained serious injuries after being hit by a van on the M1 yesterday.

Police received reports at 11.40am of a man walking on the southbound carriageway near j34 over Tinsley viaduct.

He ran to the central reservation, before trying to run across the northbound carriageway and was hit.

The M1 was closed in both directions for two hours.