Man dies in crash between HGV and vintage car on M23 near M25

An 80-year-old man has died and two others have been hospitalised in a crash between an HGV and a vintage car on the M23. The “serious collision” took place on the M23 southbound near junction 7 (Hooley) at around 10.05am on Sunday (November 3). The motorway was initially blocked in both directions to allow an air ambulance to land on the road and remains closed while police carry out accident investigation work at the scene. A man and woman were treated at the scene, one of whom was airlifted to St George’s Hospital in Tooting, but neither are thought to be in a serious condition.

A spokesman for Surrey Police said: “We can confirm that a man has sadly died following a collision on the southbound carriageway of the M23 near J7 Hooley this morning.

The road has been blocked and drivers forced to take diversions

“The collision, involving a car (1903 Knox Runabout Old Porcupine) and an HGV, took place around 10am. “The driver of the car, an 80-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after the collision, and a female passenger has been taken to hospital by ambulance with serious injuries. Police have notified the man’s next of kin.

“The road has been closed in both directions and will remain so while we investigate the incident and enable the motorway to reopen. Please find alternative routes at this time.” Surrey Road Cops also took to Twitter to warn that the M23 would be “closed for some time” and to urge drivers to avoid the area.

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A spokesman for South East Coast Ambulance Service added: “We were called to attend this incident at 10.05am.

We sent two ambulances, as well as Critical Care Paramedics and a number of other resources to attend. The air ambulance also attended. “At the scene, one patient was unfortunately pronounced as deceased.

Our crews treated two other patients, an adult male and female. “Neither were thought to be in a serious condition and one was taken by air ambulance to St George’s Hospital.” Crews from Surrey Fire and Rescue Service and London Fire Brigade were also in attendance. 

Inrix, the traffic and travel updates service, said: “M23 in both directions closed, queueing traffic due to accident investigation work from M25 J7 to A23 London Road North. “Congestion to back towards J9 (Gatwick) on M23 Northbound and via A22 Northbound through Blindley Heath as traffic diverts. Following a serious accident this morning.

All trapped traffic has been released from the scene.

Air Ambulance was in attendance.”

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