M1 Closed for 3 Hours

12 January 2011, 15:54 | Updated: 12 January 2011, 15:58

A man has received life threatening injuries after the car he was travelling in collided with the rear of a lorry earlier this morning - Wednesday, January 12

The East of England Ambulance Service were alerted to between junctions 9-8 on the southbound carriageway at 10.32am.

Ambulance crews from Hemel Hempstead, Luton and Doctor David Gaunt from Watford General Hospital attended the scene.

Ambulance service spokesman Gary Sanderson said: “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.”

 Gary added: “The man who we believe to be in his 30s was conveyed by land ambulance accompanied by Doctor Gaunt to St Marys Paddington Hospital in London where his injuries are deemed life threatening.”