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Police appeal for witness as fatal collision on M11 claims life of pensioner

Communities / Thu 10th Jul 2014 at 03:01pm

Update: 2100 hrs

M11 Essex – M11 closed and delays of four hours London-bound between J7, A414 (Harlow) and J6 M25, because of a serious accident involving a lorry and a car. Diversion in operation – the official diversion is along the A414 to Chelmsford, then the southbound A12. Tailbacks for eight miles. Congestion to J8, A120 (Stansted Airport).

Update: 1850 hrs

Police have appealed for witnesses following a fatal road crash on the M11 near Epping.

Emergency services were called at about 3.30pm on Thursday July 10 after reports of a collision involving a heavy goods vehicle and a car on the southbound carriageway between Junction 7 at Harlow and Junction 6, the M25 interchange.

A 79-year-old woman, who was a passenger in the car, has died. A man and woman who were also in the car were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The northbound carriageway was closed briefly while an air ambulance attended the scene but the southbound carriageway will be closed for several hours for vehicle recovery and while police carry out an initial investigation.

Any witnesses who have not contacted police or anyone with information about events leading to the collision, should call the Essex Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or email [email protected]

Drivers have been advised to avoid the area and to visit the Highway Agency website at http://www.highways.gov.uk/traffic-information/for further information.

Update: 1750 hrs

POLICE and other emergency services are at the scene of a fatal road crash on the M11 near Epping.

Officers were called at about 3.30pm today, Thursday July 10, following reports of a collision involving a lorry and a car on the southbound carriageway between Junctions 7 and 6.

A woman who was a passenger in the car has died. Two other people who were in the vehicle have been taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The northbound carriageway has been closed for a time for the arrival of an air ambulance.

Drivers are being advised to avoid the area as the southbound carriageway will be closed for several hours while vehicles are recovered and police carry out initial investigations.

Update: 1745 hrs

M11 closed and severe delays London-bound between J7, A414 (Harlow) and J6 M25, because of a serious accident involving a lorry and a car. Tailbacks for six miles. Diversion in operation – the official diversion is along the A414 to Chelmsford, then the southbound A12. Congestion to J8, A120 (Stansted Airport).

M11 Greater London – Long delays on M11 northbound between J4, A406 (Woodford) and J7, A414 (Harlow), because of people slowing to look at an accident.

Long delays on B1393 in both directions in Epping between Hastingwood Roundabout, Harlow and Bell Common, Epping Forest.

A414 in Harlow busy but moving southbound at the M11 J7 Hastingwood Roundabout junction.

Update 1615 hrs

It is expected that this section will be closed late into the evening.

Incident: 1600 hrs

M11 blocked and stationary traffic London-bound between J7, A414 (Harlow) and J6 M25, because of a serious accident involving a lorry and a car.

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