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Travel: M11 closed after collision between Harlow and Stansted

CCTV motorway traffic camera of the M11 Northbound Motorway - J8, Stansted Airport Credit: Highways England
  • Latest: M11 remains closed northbound near Stansted
  • A man's been taken to hospital with serious injuries
  • Essex police have arrested a man at the scene

The M11 is closed northbound near Stansted after a crash involving a car and two lorries.

Essex Police are asking drivers to avoid the area while they clear up a fuel spillage.

A man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The crash happened at around 5.20am this morning (Friday 25 January) between Junction 7 (Harlow) and Junction 8 (Stansted Airport).

The road northbound was completely closed off at 6:30am.

Essex police are appealing for any dash-cam footage of the crash. Officers have arrested a man at the scene.

The road is closed northbound. Credit: ITV News Anglia
  • Highways England says there is a diversion in place:

Exit at J7 and follow the solid diamond symbol on the A414 W/B towards Harlow.

At the A414/A10 roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A10 northbound.

At the A10/A120 roundabout (Colliers End) take the 3rd exit onto the A120 to re-join the M11 at J8

There are currently three miles of queues on the northbound stretch and traffic is slow southbound as people slow down to look.

CCTV motorway traffic camera of the M11 Northbound Motorway - J8, Stansted Airport Credit: Highways England

More details emerge of fatal crash on M11

Essex Police issue further M11 update Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police have confirmed that the motorcyclist killed in a hit and run accident was a 63-year-old man from Dunmow.

He died after a dark coloured small vehicle was in collision with his Suzuki GSF at around 5am. The victim was wearing a distinctive helmet with green and white flashing lights at the time.

Senior investigating officer Inspector Rob Brettell, of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said:

"We are reviewing dash cam footage and have spoken to a number of key witnesses, and are continuing our enquiries to find the other vehicle involved in this collision. “It may well have damage to the driver’s side, possibly a dent or scratches to the paintwork. I urge anyone who has seen a vehicle matching this description or has any information that could help us identify the driver to contact with us."

– Inspector Rob Brettell
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