Traffic on M25 following crash

PART of the M25 at Lakeside in Essex has been closed today following a serious crash.A lorry driver from Lincolnshire is in a serious condition after his vehicle was involved in a collision with another lorry on the clockwise carriageway, between junctions 30 and 31, at 4.30am.

PART of the M25 at Lakeside in Essex was closed today following a serious crash.

A 46-year-old lorry driver from Lincolnshire is in a serious condition after his vehicle was involved in a collision with another lorry on the clockwise carriageway, between junctions 30 and 31, at 4.30am today.

Fire crews used three sets of hydraulic cutting equipment as well as four electrically powered saws in their efforts to release one of the drivers who was trapped. He was taken to hospital via an ambulance at 8am.

Diversions were in place as a section of the road was closed while investigations were carried out and the lorries were recovered.

The road reopened at 1pm.