Lorry driver seriously injured in M11 crash

A GOOD Samaritan who stopped to help at a road accident is seriously ill in hospital after he collided with a car at the crash scene.

Annie Davidson

A GOOD Samaritan who stopped to help at a road accident is seriously ill in hospital after he collided with a car at the crash scene.

The man was driving a white lorry on the M11 just before 5am today when he spotted a red BMW which had hit the central reservation of the motorway near Little Hallingbury.

He stopped his vehicle on the hard shoulder and went to speak to the BMW's occupants who were behind the hard shoulder barrier.


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However as the trio were talking a blue Ford Fiesta hit the back of the parked lorry and the lorry driver headed back towards his vehicle to see if the occupants were injured.

He then collided with a blue Peugoet 206 and suffered serious multiple injuries.

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Police said the lorry driver, from Bedfordshire, was being treated in Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow.

Emergency services closed the northbound carriageway between junction seven at Harlow and junction eight at Stansted as the crash scene was dealt with.

Vehicles caught in the tailback were turned around and escorted back to junction seven.

The two outside lanes of the M11 reopened at about 9.30am but the inside lane and hard shoulder will remain closed until around midday while police officers continue to carry out an investigation.

A 27-year-old man from Kilburn, north west London, was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and is being interviewed at Harlow police station.

Anyone who saw any of the collisions should contact Pc Alan Lamb at Chigwell Road Policing Unit on 0300 333 4444.

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