Live updates

Delays on the M1 near Milton Keynes after crash

Traffic cameras on the M1 showing queues on the M1 near Milton Keynes. Credit: Highways Agency

There are traffic delays on the M1 near Milton Keynes.

The southbound carriageway is blocked with queueing traffic because of an accident on the opposite carriageway at Junction 14 for the A509 Milton Keynes.

All traffic has been held whilst the air ambulance attends an accident on the northbound carriageway.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Police urging people to report drivers using mobile phones at the wheel

Police target drivers using their phones at the wheel Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police in the region are urging passengers to speak up if they see someone using a mobile phone at the wheel.

It's part of the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit's latest safety campaign.

They say using a mobile reduces reaction times by up to 50 percent. meaning motorists using them are four times more likely to have a crash.

Woman dies and four injured in collision

Map of the scene

An elderly woman has died and two young girls aged five and two were taken to hospital after a serious road crash in Essex.

The woman, believed to be in her 80s and from Hertfordshire was a passenger in a Vauxhall Astra which was in collision with a Volkswagen Polo at Little Wigborough near Mersea Island yesterday afternoon.

The driver of the Astra had minor injuries.

The driver of the polo and the five year old girl received serious injuries and were taken to the Royal London Hospital. The two year old is being treated for minor injuries at Colchester General.

Load more updates