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Police statement on M40 incident

Thames Valley Police have arrested a man after it is alleged a car was driven the wrong way down the M40 southbound between High Wycombe and Stokenchurch. The motorway is now flowing freely.

At 7:38 this morning we received reports from members of the public that a man was driving at speed the wrong way down the M40 southbound. The driver of a Mazda 6 motorcar was driving at upwards of 70 mph in the 3rd lane of the motorway. As a result of his driving he collided with 6 vehicles including a people carrier, a Mercedes and Vauxhall Astra. No one was injured as a result of these collisions.

– Thames Valley Police Spokesperson

Man drives wrong way down motorway - eyewitnesses

Eyewitnesses have told ITV that a man drove his car at speed the wrong way down the M40, leaving a series of accidents in his wake.

The car, thought to be a Jaguar, was driven the wrong way between Junction 5 (Stokenchurch) and Junction 4 (Wycombe) this morning.

One eyewitness, Hans Cooper, said he believed the car was travelling at well over 100mph.

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