M11 closures cause delays in Essex after heavy crashes

There are traffic problems this morning after two serious accidents on the M11.

The M11 is closed between Junction 8 (The A120 / Stansted) and Junction 7 (Harlow) in London.

There are queues southbound on the M11 approaching Junction 8.

There are also queues on the A120 westbound approaching at junction 8 of Great Dunmow the M11 – a previous accident in the queue has brought nothing.

It comes after two heavy falls last night.

The police asks for information after a silver Peugeot 206 has left the road between the southern M11 motorway between junctions 7 and 6.

It happened yesterday evening at 20:20.

The driver, an 18-year-old man, is treated for life-threatening injuries and a passenger, an 18-year-old man, is treated for life-changing injuries.

Three more people were treated for not so severe injuries.

A police spokesman said, "We need to talk to anyone who has seen a silver Peugeot 206 in the moments before the collision or has barcamera shots to call us on number 1039 from February 13th."

They were then called at 9:50 am for a second crash on the same lane between junctions 8 and 7.

There were five vehicles involved, including two trucks and a car.

The driver of the car was treated for possibly life-changing injuries.

The police spokesman added, "A truck driver, a 45-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury through dangerous driving.

"He is currently in custody.

"If you have seen what happened or have bar chart images on it, please call us at 1237 on the 13th of February."

If you have information about the two incidents, you can also email collisionappeal@essex.pnn.police.uk or contact Crimestoppers anonymously at 0800 555 111.