M1 collision in Northamptonshire was caused by broken down vehicle in a section with no hard shoulder

A car, which was involved in a collision on Saturday night had broken down in a section of roadworks.
A car, which was involved in a collision on Saturday night had broken down in a section of roadworks.
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A three-car collision that saw part of the M1 through Northamptonshire closed on Saturday night was caused by a broken down car in a stretch of roadworks, according to police.

Two lanes of the M1 northbound were blocked at around 10pm on Saturday May 16 after three vehicles came into contact with each other, just north of the Whilton Marina bridge between junctions 16 and 17.

Today a police spokesperson said one of the cars involved had been stationary after breaking down.

The stretch of roadworks between junctions 15a and 19 of the motorway does not have a hard shoulder.

None of the people involved in the incident received serious injuries.