Drivers who may have seen a multiple-vehicle crash on the M1 in South Leicestershire are being urged to come forward by police

Detectives investigating the collision on the M1 last Wednesday (March 10) have issued a list of vehicles known to have been in the area at the time

Monday, 15th March 2021, 9:17 am
Updated Monday, 15th March 2021, 9:18 am
Drivers who may have seen a multiple-vehicle crash on the M1 in South Leicestershire last week are being urged to come forward by police.

Drivers who may have seen a multiple-vehicle crash on the M1 in South Leicestershire last week are being urged to come forward by police.

Detectives investigating the collision on the M1 last Wednesday (March 10) have issued a list of vehicles known to have been in the area at the time.

“Drivers or occupants of these vehicles are being asked to come forward as it is believed they may have information that could assist officers,” said Leicestershire Police.

The crash between the junction 20 Lutterworth turn-off and junction 21 Leicester turn-off left one man fighting for his life while another man was arrested at the scene.

Police believe a dark-coloured Vauxhall Astra (2005 to 2011 model) and a silver Ford Focus (2012 onwards model) were forced to move from the outside lane to avoid hitting vehicles involved.

Drivers of the following vehicles travelling northbound on the M1 shortly before 6.30pm are also asked to contact police:

· A red Fiat Panda

· A white Volkswagen SUV (most likely a T-Roc)

· A black Ford Transit van

· A dark-coloured, possibly grey, Vauxhall Corsa (2015 model)

· A silver Renault Master van or Vauxhall Vivaro, which was travelling behind a Skoda Octavia

· A white Mitsubishi L200.

A man in his 30s was rushed by ambulance to the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire to be treated for life-threatening injuries.

“He remains in hospital in a critical condition,” said police.

A number of other people were also taken to hospital as a precaution.

A 24-year-old man arrested on suspicion of failing to stop was later released under investigation.

Det Sgt Paul Hawkins, of Leicestershire Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “I believe the drivers and any occupants of these vehicles may have information that can assist our ongoing investigation.

“I would therefore ask that these people contact us as soon as they’re able to.

“I am particularly interested to speak to any drivers who have dashcams installed in their vehicles.”

You can pass on information by visiting https://www.leics.police.uk/ro/report/rti/rti-b/report-a-road-traffic-incident/ and quoting reference 21*137236.

You can also call police on 101.