Four vehicle crash on M11 near Great Chesterford causes delays

PUBLISHED: 11:56 24 March 2017 | UPDATED: 14:04 24 March 2017

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Three people have been taken to hospital after a four vehicle smash on the M11 northbound this morning.

Firefighters freed two people trapped in their vehicles following the crash, which temporarily closed both lanes of the northbound motorway between Junction 8 and Junction 9 near Great Chesterford.

The East of England Ambulance Service sent a rapid response vehicle and two ambulance crews to the scene.

Five fire crews from Saffron Walden, Newport, Stansted, Bishop’s Stortford and Sawbridgeworth also attended with reports that one of the vehicles was on fire.

The crash took place at around 10.20am, and three patients have been taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

Their injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

All lanes have now reopened following the earlier closure, with the vehicles involved being moved to the hard shoulder, but traffic is heavy from Junction 8.

A spokeswoman for Essex Fire and Rescue Service said: “Firefighters were called to assist at a road traffic collision on the M11 between junction 8 and 9 (northbound). The road traffic collision involved four vehicles.

“Firefighters worked with paramedics to release two people trapped in their vehicles. The casualties were released by 11:15am and left in the care of the ambulance service.”

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 10.22am to reports of a collision on the M11 near Great Chesterford.

“We treated three patients for minor injuries at the scene and they have been taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital for further treatment.”

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