Man suffers serious injuries after falling from bridge on M1

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The M1 has been reopened in Luton after a man fell from a bridge this morning.

The motorway was closed in both directions between junction 11 (Luton) and junction 12 (Toddington) after police received reports that a man had fallen from a bridge onto the carriageway around Chalton at 9:50am.

Emergency services were called to the motorway at 10:15am and an air ambulance attended the scene, while a land ambulance was also dispatched.

The man was found with serious but not life threatening injuries to his head and pelvis.

An East of England Ambulance spokesperson told the Luton News that the man had “reduced levels of conciousness”.

He was treated on the hard shoulder of the motorway and was taken to Luton & Dunstable Hospital.