Fatal road collision on M11
News / Fri 20th Mar 2015 pm31 01:58pm
Slip road and M11 re-opened.
Update: 1700 hrs
Police are at the scene of a fatal road collision which has occurred on the M11 northbound near the junction for Saffron Walden.
It happened just after 1.30pm and involved a white VW Transport van, a black Ford Focus and a silver VW Golf.
A man has sadly died as a result of the collision; three other people have been injured and have been taken to hospital.
The M11 northbound is closed at junction 8. Motorists are advised to seek alternative routes and to avoid the area whilst important recovery and forensic investigation work takes place.
A lane of the south bound carriageway has also been closed.
The road closures will be in place throughout the rush hour. Essex Police and the Highways Agency are working together to free the trapped traffic and are urging people to try and use alternative routes.
Full details of the road closures and diversions are on the Highways Agency website.
Fire Service statement
Firefighters had been called to a road traffic collision involving three vehicles on the M11 between junction 8 and 9, on the northbound carriageway.
The incident involves a camper van and two other vehicles. No one is trapped, firefighters are administering first aid to two casualties.
The air ambulance has been called to the scene. The northbound and southbound carriageway has been closed as crews deal with the incident.
Update 15:13hrs: Firefighters have completed their work at the incident and four casualties have been placed in the care of the Ambulance Service.
Update: 1545 hrs
Severe delays and one lane closed on M11 southbound between J9 A11 Saffron Walden and J8, A120 (Stansted Airport). Congestion to J11, A10 (Cambridge South).
J7 for A414 Essex
M11 Essex – M11 entry slip road closed northbound at J7, A414 (Hastingwood Interchange, Harlow).
A414 Essex – Very slow traffic on A414 northbound between Harlow and Park Inn Junction.
Update: 1440 hrs
M11 Essex – M11 blocked in both directions between J8, A120 (Bishops Stortford) and J9 A11 Saffron Walden, because of a serious accident.
Disruption between London Liverpool Street and Hertford East / Harlow Town until at least 15:00: Overhead wire problems at Cheshunt.
M11 Essex: J8-J9. Two lanes are blocked due to a collision. Traffic is passing on the hard shoulder. Delays traffic building