Pile-up on M25 leaves two dead

TWO motorcyclists are dead and another has been seriously injured in a crash on the M25 involving nine vehicles.

TWO motorcyclists are dead and others seriously injured in a crash on the M25 involving nine vehicles.

Five motorcyclists, three cars and an articulated lorry were involved in the crash, which happened just before 6am on Saturday near the Brook Street junction.

Essex police said it was thought the lorry crossed from the anti-clockwise carriageway near Junction 28 on to the clockwise carriageway before colliding with the other vehicles.

The road was closed in both directions after the accident.

A 25-year-old London man who was driving a silver BMW saloon was arrested on two counts of suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after he was released from hospital following the crash.

A 40-year-old man from Enfield, north London, who was riding a silver Harley Davidson motorcycle, and a 44-year-old man from Ilford, Essex, who was riding a blue Triumph motorcycle were both pronounced dead at the scene.

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A 29-year-old lorry driver and a 41-year-old man who was riding a red Ducati motorcycle were taken to Queen's Hospital in Romford with serious injuries.

The other motorcyclists and motorists involved suffered minor injuries or were uninjured.