Woman is injured in motorway crash

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A 31 year-old woman was taken to hospital after a crash on the M1 near Nuthall on Wednesday.

Fire crews from Highfields and Derby attended the crash at 10.49am at Junction 26 on the M1 near the southbound slip-road exit.

The smash happened when a Ford Transit van collided with the back of the woman’s Volkswagen, said police.

The woman was freed from the vehicle before being sent to hospital suffering from spinal injuries and back pain.

The slip-road was closed for half-an-hour while emergency services cleared the scene.

The driver of the Transit van did not require treatment.