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M25 closures to last ‘several hours’ after crash closes all four lanes

The crash happened around 6.55am on Thursday  (Jordan Pettitt/PA Wire)
The crash happened around 6.55am on Thursday (Jordan Pettitt/PA Wire)

A stretch of the M25 will remain closed by police for hours due to a collision which left a driver in hospital early this morning.

All four lanes of the motorway have been closed between Junction 6 and Junction 5 near Limpsfield, Surrey, after the crash which happened around 6.55am on Thursday.

Police are now appealing for witnesses after a black Vauxhall Astra crashed before leaving the carriageway and stopping at Water Lane.

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All four lanes of the M25 have been closed between Junction 6 and Junction 5 following the crash (Jordan Pettitt/PA Wire)
All four lanes of the M25 have been closed between Junction 6 and Junction 5 following the crash (Jordan Pettitt/PA Wire)

A Surrey Police spokesperson said: “There is currently a full closure of all four lanes of the M25 anticlockwise between Junction 6 and Junction 5. Water Lane is also closed northbound after the junction with Park Road.

“These closures are likely to remain in place for several hours while we gather the evidence required for our investigation into the collision.

“We appreciate that this will unavoidably cause disruption for motorists and apologise for the inconvenience. Officers are working hard to get the lanes reopened as soon as possible.”

Police are appealing for witnesses after a black Vauxhall Astra crashed and left the carriageway (Jordan Pettitt/PA Wire)
Police are appealing for witnesses after a black Vauxhall Astra crashed and left the carriageway (Jordan Pettitt/PA Wire)

The driver was rushed to hospital and is receiving medical treatment. No other injuries were reported, according to Surrey Police.

The force has urged any witnesses with CCTV, dashcam or helmet cam footage of the incident to get in touch by quoting PR/45240037450 via their website or 101.