Witness appeal following serious collision on M11

Mick Ferris

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision on the M11 yesterday afternoon (October 7). 

Officers were called to the M11, between junction 5 and junction 6, shortly before 4:20pm following reports of a collision involving two vehicles. The driver of one of the vehicles was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

Sergeant Philip Roberts “Our officers worked with partner agencies including Highways England and Essex County Fire and Rescue to assist those involved and relieve the traffic following the collision.

“We appreciate the frustrations of those stuck in traffic, but we do not close any road, let alone a major one any longer than we need to. This closure was crucial to help those involved, further protect any road users, and investigate the circumstances of the collision.

“A number of people were caught filming the scene on their mobiles whilst driving past. We will be following this up as a separate enquiry and would like to remind the public that it is an offence to use your mobile phone whilst behind the wheel.”

The road was cleared and fully re-opened shortly before 7:30pm.

The Roads Policing Unit is appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision to come forward.

If you have any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, you can submit a report on th police website or by using th online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

Visit www.essex.police.uk/digital101 to find out more about the website reporting services.

Alternatively you can call 101.

If you would like to make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity @CrimestoppersUK, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.

Please quote incident 931 of October 7 when providing any information to make sure it gets to the right person as quickly as possible.

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Mick Ferris

Editor Email: mickferris@yellowad.co.uk