Police reveal the gruesome aftermath of M1 pile-up near Sheffield in shocking pictures

This is the shocking aftermath of a four-car pile-up near Sheffield as police warn drivers to 'keep their distance'.

Aftermath of M1 crash

Police closed three lanes of the M1 southbound between J31 at Rotherham and J30 at Barlborough after a huge crash on Tuesday morning.

An HGV, van and two other cars were involved in the high speed crash during rush-hour.

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Police said all occupants were able to walk from the crash with 'minor cuts and bruises'.

Aftermath of M1 crash

A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "This is what caused delays in this morning's rush hour. M1 South junction 30.

"Luckily all the occupants walked away with minor cuts and bruises.

"The white car was once a Jeep Cherokee and the red one a Renault Clio .

"There was also another collision on the northbound opposite this that was also causing problems.

Aftermath of M1 crash

"Thankyou for your patience while we cleared the scene.

"Please keep your distance from the vehicle in front, remember that two second gap."

Aftermath of M1 crash
Aftermath of M1 crash
Aftermath of M1 crash
Aftermath of M1 crash
Aftermath of M1 crash
Aftermath of M1 crash
Aftermath of M1 crash
Aftermath of M1 crash