Traffic banked up after car crashes into tree along M1 off ramp

Emergency services have rushed to Gaven this morning, following reports a car crashed into a tree then went up in flames.

It happened along the Smith Street off-ramp near exit 66 around 7.15 am, with paramedics and fire crews called to the scene.

The driver had luckily managed to get out of the vehicle before it reportedly went up in flames.


Critical care paramedics assessed a patient briefly at the scene, before taking them to hospital for further treatment.

They’re understood to be in a serious but stable condition.

Motorists are being warned of delays in the area if they’re driving northbound towards the Smith Street motorway.

Emergency services are still at the scene.