Driver charged over M25 crash

Three lorries and several cars were involved in a pile-up on the M25 near Lakeside in Essex.

German lorry driver charged after M25 crash

Ten vehicles including three lorries were involved in the crash on the M25 near Lakeside Credit: ITV News

A German lorry driver has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving following a ten-vehicle crash on the M25 in Essex.

Anton Maizen, 58, from Darmstadt in Germany, was arrested following a collision on the M25 at near Lakeside on Tuesday 2 April.

He has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving as well as causing serious injury by dangerous driving and was due to appear before Basildon magistrates court on Thursday.

A 79-year-old man from Ilford was certified dead at the scene of the collision. Five others including a child were taken to hospital.

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Eight vehicle motorway pile-up on M25

One person has died and five have been taken to hospital following an eight-vehicle crash on the M25 near Lakeside in Essex.

Diversions are likely to be in place for most of Tuesday evening.

Three lorries and five cars were involved in the crash on the M25 Credit: ITV News
The M25 southbound near the Lakeside junction was closed from 12.30 pm Credit: ITV News
Three lorries and five cars were involved in the crash on the M25 Credit: ITV News
Three lorries and five cars were involved in the crash on the M25 Credit: ITV News

Two arrests in M25 pile-up

Essex police have arrested two lorry drivers on suspicion of dangerous driving following a multiple pile-up on the M25 near Lakeside.

One person was killed and five more including a child were taken to hospital following the crash involving three lorries and five cars.

The collision happened between Junctions 29 and 30 shortly before 12:30pm. A section of the clockwise carriageway has been closed with traffic being diverted off and back on the motorway. The road is expected to be closed until later on Tuesday evening.

One person dead and five taken to hospital after M25 crash

One person has been killed and five people including a child have been taken to hospital after a crash on the M25 near Lakeside in Essex.

The crash involving three lorries and five cars happened around 12.30pm and the southbound carriageway is closed.

"Two patients have since been airlifted to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel with life threatening injuries. A further two adults and a child have been taken by land ambulances to Basildon Hospital for further treatment, their injuries are non life threatening."

– East of England Ambulance Service spokesman Gary Sanderson

Two air ambulances called to M25 pile-up

Two air ambulances have been called a serious crash on the M25 near Lakeside in Essex. The East of England Ambulance service says the crash involves multiple vehicles including lorries.

"At present we have two ambulances, a duty officer, the Trusts hazardous area response team (HART), the Essex and Herts Air ambulance teams at the scene treating several casualties. Due to this, the Kent Air Ambulance has also been called upon to assist at the scene."

– Gary Sanderson, East of England Ambulance Service

Drivers are being advised to find alternative routes and avoid junction 30 of the M25.

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TRAVEL: M25 BLOCKED AT LAKESIDE

The M25 anticlockwise is blocked with stationary traffic and long delays between J30 A13 (Lakeside / Tilbury) and J29 A127 (Romford), congestion to J1a A282 / A206 Crossways Boulevard / B3228 (Swanscombe).

A second air ambulance is attending the accident on the clockwise side and there are long delays whilst all traffic is held anticlockwise.