Leeds: A1 closed following HGV smash

A section of the A1 motorway was closed this morning during the small hours after two lorries collided.

Tuesday, 7th January 2014, 8:44 am

Emergency services were called to the incident on the A1 southbound between Junctions 46 and 45 at 2.37am and found two HGVs in collision - one was on the grass verge, the other taking up two lanes.

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Crews from Wetherby, Stanks, Cleckheaton and Tadcaster attended, together with police and ambulance personnel.

A spokesman from Wetherby Fire Station said today: “We were at the scene a couple of hours. Three people were trapped and had to be freed. They all suffered some injured and were taken to hospital.”

The cause of the crash is under investigation.