Person rushed to hospital after M11 lorry and transporter crash and fire
One person has been taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital following a crash that led to a fire on the M11 in Essex this morning (September 1). Four ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, police and fire crews all attended the scene between Duxford and Bishops Stortford after a collision which involved a lorry and car transporter. Fire services were called at 4.42am with reports of a collision between the two vehicles which led to a lorry fire, a fuel spillage and the lorry ending up down an embankment.
An East of England Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called at 4:39am on September 1 to reports of a road traffic collision on the M11 involving two lorries. "Four ambulances, a rapid response vehicle and the Hazardous Area Response Team attended the scene. Two patients were assessed at the scene and one was conveyed to Addenbrooke's Hospital for treatment for possible smoke inhalation."
Read more: Emergency services rush to M11 lorry and car transporter fire after crash near Duxford Essex County Fire and Rescue have said: "The M11 is closed between junction 9 for Saffron Walden and junction 8 for Stansted while firefighters deal with an incident. We were called to reports of a road traffic collision today at 4.42am.
"Our Control teams have sent firefighters from Stansted, Saffron Walden, Newport and Linton (Cambridgeshire). Please avoid the area while our crews deal with this incident. We will provide an update as soon as it is available."
The incident has caused severe delays in Cambridgeshire with both sides of the motorway closed and delays of up to 60 minutes. Since around 5am this morning there has been around five and a half miles of queueing traffic near Duxford and stationary traffic. A diversion is in place via the A505 to Royston.
The road is likely to remain closed for some time and motorists have been asked to find alternative routes.