A MAN has been taken to hospital with life threatening injuries after crashing into a lorry on the M1.
The driver’s black BMW smashed into the back of the lorry, leaving him trapped underneath it for more than two hours.
Ambulance crews rushed to the scene after receiving an emergency call at at 10.32am this morning.
East of England Ambulance Service spokesman Gary Sanderson said: “We sent a Hemel Hempstead paramedic, an ambulance crew from Luton, Dr David Gaunt from Watford General Hospital and the Herts Air Ambulance, but they went by car.
“A man was trapped for more than two-and-a-quarter hours underneath the rear of the lorry in his car and he was taken by ambulance to St Mary’s Paddington Hospital in London.
“This was a very delicate and difficult incident to deal with. The man was trapped underneath the lorry in excess of two hours. Paramedics and the doctor at the scene worked closely with the fire service to treat, stabilise and remove him safely to an awaiting ambulance.”
Two lanes of the motorway were closed and the man, in his thirties, is believed to have life-threatening injuries.