M25 shut for hours after man dies in crash with tanker

M25 Surrey Fatal Collision involving Tanker closed Major section of M25. Monday 4th November 2019. A major section of the M25 has been closed following a serious collision involving a tanker and a car collision took place on Sunday evening. Hundred of drivers remain trapped after a lanes 1,2,3 closure was put into place. Fire crews from Surrey Fire and Rescue, Paramedic and officer from Surrey Road have all been called to the incident between junctions five and junction six on the clockwise side of the motorway. It is understood that a spillage has taken place but unclear if this is from the tanker or what the tanker is carrying The closure is likely to be in place for a number of hours while police carry out investigation work into the cause of the fatal collision. A spokeswoman for Surrey Fire and rescue confirmed that they had sent a number of crews but she was unable to confirm any further details A spokesman for Highways England said;" A full closure of Junction 5 on the M25 clockwise has been put in place. This will also include a closure from the A21 Sevenoaks and a closure from the M26 Junction 2a on to the M25 and this is due to the seriousness of the incident serious.??UKNIP
Hundreds of drivers were trapped on the motorway after three lanes had to be closed by police (Picture: UKNIP)

A major section of the M25 was shut overnight after a fatal collision involving a van and a tanker.

Police confirmed a man, aged 58, died at the scene after his silver Volkswagen Transporter van crashed between junctions five and six in Godstone, Surrey, at around 11.15pm last night.

Hundreds of drivers were trapped for hours after three lanes in the clockwise direction were closed while emergency services worked at the scene.

The busy motorway re-opened at around 5am, police said.

Witnesses reported seeing cars turning and driving the wrong way back up the motorway after the crash.

M25 Surrey Fatal Collision involving Tanker closed Major section of M25. Monday 4th November 2019. A major section of the M25 has been closed following a serious collision involving a tanker and a car collision took place on Sunday evening. Hundred of drivers remain trapped after a lanes 1,2,3 closure was put into place. Fire crews from Surrey Fire and Rescue, Paramedic and officer from Surrey Road have all been called to the incident between junctions five and junction six on the clockwise side of the motorway. It is understood that a spillage has taken place but unclear if this is from the tanker or what the tanker is carrying The closure is likely to be in place for a number of hours while police carry out investigation work into the cause of the fatal collision. A spokeswoman for Surrey Fire and rescue confirmed that they had sent a number of crews but she was unable to confirm any further details A spokesman for Highways England said;" A full closure of Junction 5 on the M25 clockwise has been put in place. This will also include a closure from the A21 Sevenoaks and a closure from the M26 Junction 2a on to the M25 and this is due to the seriousness of the incident serious.??UKNIP
Police said a man, 58, died at the scene of the crash (Picture: UKNIP)

Andrew Phillips tweeted: ‘Cars have begun 3 point turns and heading neck (sic) the wrong way up the m25. Presume we shouldn’t?!

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‘Huge flow of traffic the wrong way on m25 – presumably directed by police? We really need an update on what we should be doing!’

Another driver said traffic was not being directed by police but instead drivers were turning around and driving along the hard shoulder ‘on their own initiative’.

Highways England later confirmed that traffic was being allowed past the crash scene in the fourth lane.

Surrey Police’s Roads Policing Unit tweeted last night: ‘M25 junction 5 > 6 is CLOSED while we deal with a fatal collision.

‘If you are stuck between junction 5 and the scene, please be patient.

‘@HighwaysSEAST officers will be coming to assist but this will take a long time to implement.’

M25 Surrey Fatal Collision involving Tanker closed Major section of M25: Monday 4th November 2019 A major section of the M25 has been closed following a serious collision involving a tanker and a van that took place on Sunday evening. Hundred of drivers remain trapped after a lanes 1,2,3 closure was put into place. Many driver have now been trapped in the closure for over six hours after Police reimposed a full closure on the effected section of motorway. Fire crews from Surrey Fire and Rescue, Paramedic and officer from Surrey Road have all been called to the incident between junctions five and junction six on the clockwise side of the motorway. It is understood that a spillage has taken place but unclear if this is from the tanker or what the tanker is carrying The closure is likely to be in place for a number of hours while police carry out investigation work into the cause of the fatal collision. A spokeswoman for Surrey Fire and rescue confirmed that they had sent a number of crews but she was unable to confirm any further details A spokesman for Highways England said;" A full closure of Junction 5 on the M25 clockwise has been put in place. This will also include a closure from the A21 Sevenoaks and a closure from the M26 Junction 2a on to the M25 and this is due to the seriousness of the incident serious.??UKNIP
The motorway re-opened at around 5am (Picture: UKNIP)

Drivers were diverted at junction five, via the A21 south and A25 west, to junction six.

A spokesman for Highways England added: ‘I can confirm there is now full closure of J5 M25 clockwise.

‘This will also include a closure from the A21 #Sevenoaks and a closure from the #M26 J2a on to the M25 and this is due to a serious incident .

‘Please be advised it may be closed for some time.’

Paramedics, police officers, Highways England staff and firefighters attended the scene.

All lanes have now reopened, Highways England said.

Police are appealing to motorists who witnessed the collision, stopped at the scene or who have dashcam footage, to call police quoting incident reference PR/P19255891.

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