Man in stable condition after major traffic accident on M11

PUBLISHED: 16:44 28 February 2017 | UPDATED: 07:22 01 March 2017

Tailbacks on the M11 following a crash. Library image. Photo: Georgia Hingston/Archant

Tailbacks on the M11 following a crash. Library image. Photo: Georgia Hingston/Archant

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The M11 was closed southbound for several hours on Tuesday following a crash involving six vehicles – including a lorry.

A man seriously injured in a major collision on the southbound M11 carriageway this morning between junctions nine (Saffron Walden) and eight (Stansted Airport/A120) is now in a stable condition Essex Police say.

A white Ford Ranger, a white BMW, a blue Renault and a grey Land Rover Freelander were involved in the crash near Stansted Airport, an Essex Police spokeswoman confirmed.

The road was closed southbound between junctions ten and eight, and reopened shortly before 1pm following further delays caused by a van driver who fell asleep at the wheel in the queue.

The man, who sustained serious head injuries, had been flown to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, by the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance in a serious condition.

A second man was taken by ambulance to Princess Alexandra Hospital with chest pains, in a stable condition.

Two other patients were treated at the scene and discharged with minor injuries, a spokesman said.

The northbound carriageway was also closed temporarily, also between junctions eight and nine, to allow an air ambulance to land at the scene.

Fire crews from Stansted, Newport, Saffron Walden alongside firefighters from Hertfordshire Fire Brigade from Bishop Stortford and Cambridgeshire fire Brigade from Linton were sent to help release one person trapped in a vehicle.

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