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Travel Alert: M25 shut after serious collision

News / Mon 6th May 2019 pm31 04:33pm

2045 hrs

Statement from Essex Police

“We are appealing for witnesses to a single vehicle collision on the #M25.

A dark grey Nissan Micra collided with the central reservation between junctions 27 and 28 clockwise near #Brentwood shortly after 4pm today, Monday 6 May.

It travelled across the carriageway and was in collision with a concrete wall on the hard shoulder, before striking the central reservation a second time.

There were two occupants in the car. A young boy was taken by air ambulance to the Royal London Hospital with head injuries, which were described as life threatening.

The male driver was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and driving while under the influence of drink or drugs. He was taken to hospital before being released into police custody.

He remains in custody for questioning.

We hope to reopen the road by 9pm tonight and we thank drivers for their patience while emergency services have been on scene.
We thank drivers who have given us witness accounts and dash cam footage.
We are keen to speak to anyone else who saw what happened, or saw a dark grey Nissan Micra travelling along the M25 before the incident.
We are also keen to speak to anyone with dash cam footage.

Please contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01245 240590 or email [email protected]

1830 hrs

The M25 is closed clockwise between junctions 27 and 28 near Brentwood while emergency services deal with a serious collision.

Traffic is being turned around at J27.

We urge you not to turn around until officers have directed you to. This is for your safety and that of others.

1730 hrs

J27 to J28 clockwise remains closed due to a serious collision. Air ambulance has landed in the road, the anticlockwise side is being held until it takes off,

Essex Fire Service and Met Police are on scene.

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