These shocking pictures show the devastation caused by a live lane breakdown on the M1.

West Yorkshire Police's roads unit tweeted the pictures this morning, saying the crash happened after a driver broke down on the M1 at J42, where the motorway joins the M62 - and was unable to get to the hard shoulder.

West Yorkshire Police's roads unit tweeted this picture of a car involved in a live lane breakdown on the M1
West Yorkshire Police's roads unit tweeted this picture of a car involved in a live lane breakdown on the M1

Miraculously the driver only suffered slight injuries in the crash and was able to get out of the car and call 999.

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Meanwhile, work on a new Smart motorway is taking place on the M1.

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