M25 crash: Air ambulance called to serious collision near Reigate involving two lorries and car

A man has been airlifted to hospital following a serious crash on the M25 near Reigate. All emergency services were called to the incident on the southbound carriageway, between Junction 7 and Junction 8, shortly after 6am on Friday (May 8). The driver of a black Vauxhall Astra collided with a nearside bridge barrier and HGV, before then crashing into a second HGV.

He was airlifted to hospital from the motorway, but his injuries are not currently described as life changing, according to police. The southbound carriageway was closed for more than five hours while emergency services dealt with the incident, before being reopened at around 11.50am. A spokesman for Surrey Police said: "Officers were called following a collision between a black Vauxhall Astra, a nearside bridge barrier and a HGV.

"The driver of the car was then involved in a subsequent collision with another HGV in lane three. "He was taken to hospital by ambulance where his injuries are not currently described as life changing. "The M25 was closed completely clockwise until around 11.50am to allow an air ambulance to land (although he was taken to hospital by road), the collision investigators to carry out their work, and the scene to be cleared.

"We are grateful to the public who were caught in the closure for their patience."

Traffic built back to the M23 following the incident, with diversions having to be put in place to avoid disruption for key workers on the road.

Anyone who saw the incident, or has dashcam or helmetcam footage of the incident, or the manner of driving of the Vauxhall Astra or the HGVs in the minutes before the collision, is asked to contact Surrey Police on 101, quoting ref PR/P20104194.

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