M1 shut after car hits trees

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A SERIOUS smash closed the southbound stretch of the M1 in Derbyshire after a car careered off the road and ploughed into trees.

The BMW left the road near Junction 28, between Chesterfield and Alfreton, at around 4.45am yesterday and crashed into trees near to the slip road.

Police said there were two men in the car who were both injured, one seriously.

The men were both taken to Kingsmill Hospital, Nottinghamshire, following the crash.

Derbyshire Police officers have launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collision.