M25 crash today leaves drivers stuck for EIGHT HOURS in 31-miles queues so they amuse themselves with hippy crack and VR games
DRIVERS on the M25 amused themselves with hippy crack and virtual reality games after a crash left them stuck for eight hours in 31-mile queues.
Motorists were left stuck after an articulated lorry jackknifed in the early hours of this morning and saw a 13-mile stretch of one of the world’s busiest motorways closed.
Photos showed stranded drivers playing virtual reality games in the middle of the congested road, while footage posted to Instagram showed passengers passing balloons of nitrous oxide – otherwise known as hippy crack – between slow-moving vans.
Photos of the incident, which happened near Surrey, showed a white lorry slammed into the motorway’s side barriers and stretched across several lanes.
Metres away a London cab can be seen with its doors open and lights on.
The driver of the lorry was raced to hospital by air ambulance with life threatening injuries, cops said.
Occupants of the other vehicles are not injured.
The motorway has now re-opened.
Cops said a red Citreon was the third vehicle involved in the smash near the Wisley interchange at J10 this morning.
Surrey Police tweeted at 8.12am: “M25 nine to 10 from Highways England likely that closure will remain for six for eight hours due to fuel spillage.”
Drivers were left jammed in 13 miles of queues each side of the incident.
Congestion was stretched right back past junction 6 on the clockwise carriageway and as far as junction 13 heading anticlockwise.
The motorway remained closed while emergency services were at the scene and a large diesel spill is cleared.
A further collision blocked part of the M25 at South Mimms, affecting traffic between junctions 23 and 24 for Potters Bar in Hertfordshire.
The second incident caused 11-mile queues and drivers were warned of other delays.
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Officers are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision, or who may have dash cam footage of the driving of any of the vehicles before the collision, to get in touch.
Anyone with information should contact Surrey Police by calling 101 and quoting the reference number PR/P19155923.
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