A BMW driver "lost control" between Junction 28 and 29 of the M1 "causing" a multi vehicle collision.
The crash happened yesterday, (Saturday, July 29) and saw the section of the motorway reduced to one lane.
Derbyshire Police has said the car also had "ropey tyres."
A Derbyshire Roads Police spokesman said: "The driver of this BMW lost control causing multi vehicle collision.
"Ropey tyres, it’s his fault and he’s only got third party insurance.
"Motorway was temporarily down to one lane to allow carriageway repairs."