Police arrest man after three-vehicle crash near Stansted closes M11 northbound
A man has been arrested following a crash on the M11 this morning (Friday, January 25) which left another man in hospital with serious injuries.
Essex Police officers are appealing for dashcam footage of the collision involving two lorries and a car at 5.20am on the northbound carriageway near Stansted. The force closed the road from junction 7 at Harlow as a result.
Just after 9.30am, a spokesman confirmed: “We have arrested a man at the scene and he has been taken to custody for questioning. The road continues to remain closed as we manage this incident.”
Witnesses should call police on 101, quoting incident 103 of January 25, or email email@example.com. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
The incident happened nine days after 63-year-old family man Steve Lord, from Dunmow, was killed when his motorbike was involved in a collision with a car on the southbound M11 near Bishop's Stortford.
A 37-year-old man from Harlow has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of a collision and driving while under the influence of drink and drugs. He has been released on bail until February 11.
Police continue to appeal for anyone who saw, or has dashcam footage of, a blue Ford Focus and how it was being driven on the A120 near Stansted Airport, the M11 between junctions 8 and 7 and on the A414 at Harlow between 4.40am and 5.15am on January 16.
If you have any information, call 101, quoting incident 104 of January 16, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.