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M25 is shut for eight hours after crash between lorry and two cars

Chaos on the roads as police close the M25 for EIGHT HOURS causing 20-mile tailbacks after lorry crash leaves the motorway covered in diesel

  • Lorry driver battling life-threatening injuries after crash near Leatherhead 
  • The motorway is expected to be closed for eight hours, Surrey Police said 
  • Three-vehicle collision has close the road in both directions near junction nine 

A lorry driver is fighting life-threatening injuries after the vehicle jackknifed on the M25, closing the motorway for the next eight hours.

The three-vehicle crash closed the road in both directions and an air ambulance is being deployed to the scene.

The vehicle crashed between junction nine at Leatherhead, Surrey, and junction 10 at the Wisley Interchange. 

Surrey Police urged drivers to use an alternative route in a statement confirming the collision.

‘The lorry driver has been taken to hospital by air ambulance with life threatening injuries,’ the force said. ‘The occupants of the other vehicles are not injured.

‘The M25 is closed between J9 for Leatherhead and J10 for Wisley, and is likely to be closed until mid-afternoon while emergency services are at the scene and a large diesel spill is cleared. Motorists are asked to find an alternative route at this time.’