In the aftermath of the crash four whiplash claims were filed leaving the haulier with a potential claim of up to £75,000.
He ended up pedalling along the southern section of the M25 in Surrey. It meant long hold-ups for morning rush hour traffic.
A section of Britain's busiest motorway has had to be closed for the second time in three days - again due to a serious accident.
A swan trying to find its way to the nearest watering hole, found itself dicing with death . The bird had some near misses with cars as it crossed several lanes of traffic on the M25 earlier. Luckily the Highways Agency were around to give the bird a helping hand.
Severe delays on the M25 mean that toll charges on the northbound Dartford Crossing have been suspended.
– Highways Agency
The A282 Northbound - Dartford Crossing - West Bore Tunnel is closed due to a multi vehicle RTC. There are long delays as a result of this incident.
All traffic is being diverted via the East Bore tunnel.
Please note that Toll charges for the A282 Northbound have currently been suspended.
A driver in Surrey had a very lucky escape earlier this week after their car was virtually sliced in half in a crash on the M25.
caught in the M25 traffic? Luckily only minor injury. 2× Good Samaritans stopped and gave F AID & shelter, thank you. http://t.co/yuwtAjUEtK
The crash happened near Egham on Monday night when the Volkswagen Golf collided with a BMW. The driver was treated for only minor injuries. In a statement, Surrey Police said:
"We would like to thank the members of the public who stopped and gave first aid prior to the arrival of emergency services."
A cyclist has been arrested after being found riding on the M25. The 44-year-old, from Ghana, was stopped in Surrey this morning and found to have overstayed his immigration visitor's visa.
He cycled along the hard shoulder of the M25 from junction 11 to junction 13 before he was stopped by officers from Surrey Police's roads unit.
A pedal cyclist has been arrested after cycling along the M25 Motorway and found to have overstayed his immigration visitors permit
To which one Surrey resident replied:
@surreyroadcops Oh Dear, not his day. Should have used his extra time in the UK to read the Highway Code!
A London cab burst into flames on the M25 in Kent this morning during the rush hour. Traffic was brought to a standstill at Swanley just after 7am. No one was injured and despite long delays, the motorway remained open.
M25 anticlockwise just before jnc 16. Gonna be closed for a while http://t.co/Kkaob99UaW
Part of the M25 motorway has been closed after a car fire sent smoke billowing across the anticlockwise carriageway at junction 9 near Leatherhead.