Officers attend crash on M1 near Leeds after Land Rover smashes into power box

Emergency services are attending a crash on the M1 near Leeds after a 4x4 smashed into an electricity box.

Thursday, 3rd October 2019, 11:00 am
Updated Thursday, 3rd October 2019, 11:01 am
Land Rover collision on the M1 southbound near Leeds

The Land Rover Discovery collided with the box near to junction 45 for Rothwell on Thursday morning after leaving the southbound carriageway.

Pictures shared by Highways England showed the vehicle stopped at the side of the motorway after having appeared to have gone though the barrier.

The accident does not appear to have caused delays to traffic on the motorway.

Land Rover collision on the M1 southbound near Leeds

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A tweet from Highways England said: "J45 #M1 #Leeds southbound exit slip. We are dealing with a traffic collision. No effect on traffic flow at this time".