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28th May, 2022

Motorway pile-up near Lutterworth leaves man with life-threatening injuries

DETECTIVES are seeking witnesses to a motorway pile-up near Lutterworth yesterday (Wednesday March 10) which left a man with life-threatening injuries.

Police were called to a stretch of the M1 between junction 20 for Lutterworth and junction 21 for Leicester shortly before 6.30pm.

A number of vehicles – including a BMW 1 Series, 3 Series, Skoda Octavia, Ford Mondeo and a Renault lorry – were involved.

A man in his 30s was taken to University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire to be treated for life-threatening injuries. He remains in hospital in a serious condition. A number of other people were also taken to hospital as a precaution.

Both sides of the motorway were closed to allow officers and other emergency services to attend the scene. They have since reopened.

After officers arrived, a 24-year-old man located near the motorway was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop. He remains in custody.

Det Sgt Paul Hawkins from Leicestershire Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “Our investigation into this incident has continued through the night and a number of enquiries are still ongoing.

“I would also ask that anyone travelling on the motorway around the time the collision occurred and who saw what happened, has a dashcam in their vehicle, or saw any of the vehicles prior to the collision occurring, to come forward if you have not already done so.

“Any information you have could assist our investigation.”

Visit https://tinyurl.com/b5j897r7 or call Leicestershire Police on 101, quoting reference 21*137236.

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