Surrey Police are appealing for witnesses following the serious collision on the M25 motorway this afternoon. Officers were called to the clockwise carriageway between junctions 10 and 11 near Addlestone just after 1.20pm following reports that a number of vehicles had been involved.
A man in his 60s was airlifted to Kings College Hospital on London with potentially life threatening chest injuries. Another man was taken to St George's Hospital in Tooting with serious injuries while six other people suffered minor injuries and were taken to St Peter's Hospital in Chertsey.
The collision involved a tanker, a transit van and four other vehicles. The clockwise carriageway was closed while the emergency services dealt with the incident. Two lanes of the carriageway have now been reopened - but there are still long delays.
People are reported to be injured and motorists warned of delays following a serious collision on the M25 involving up to seven vehicles. Six ambulances and four fire engines attended the scene between junctions 10 and 11 in Surrey.
Two people are reported to have suffered serious injuries while six others are reported to have suffered minor injuries. Police are advising drivers to avoid the area and use alternative routes if possible. South East Coast Ambulance Service said they have a number of resources atthe scene.
A spokesman said: "We were called at 1.25pm reporting a multiple vehicle RTC on the M25 between junctions 10 and 11. We've got a number of resources at the scene including six ambulances, paramedics in cars plus Hazard Area Response Team. Surrey Fire and Rescue sent four fire engines.