Arrests have been made for alleged offences such as “racing” and dangerous driving after an incident on the M11 left three people injured, one of them seriously.
The collision happened shortly before 11.35pm on Sunday, August 8 on the M11 southbound between junctions 5 and 4 near Loughton and Woodford.
Essex Police said that two cars, a black Honda Civic and a black Mercedes, were reported as “driving at speed” before the Honda collided with a black and grey moped.
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The moped rider, a 32-year-old man from north London, was taken to hospital with multiple injuries and remains in a stable condition in hospital.
The 25-year-old Honda driver was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, drink-driving and racing on a highway.
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Essex Police said that a Toyota Prius attempted to avoid the vehicles but then collided with a Vauxhall Crosslander.
Two women inside the Toyota, who were both from east London, were injured. A 38-year-old woman suffered whiplash and a 48-year-old woman suffered a fractured wrist.
The drivers of the Honda, Mercedes and Vauxhall were not hurt.
Two people connected to the Mercedes were also arrested.
A 28-year-old man from Edmonton in London, was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, drink-driving, obstruction of a police officer and racing on a highway.
A 26-year-old woman from Finchley in London was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and racing on a highway.
They have all been released under investigation.
Police are looking to trace anyone who saw the vehicles travelling on the motorway before the incident, or has any dash cam footage, is asked to contact Chigwell Roads Policing Unit quoting incident 1302 of 8 August.
You can submit a report online or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm. Alternatively, you can call 101.
Information can also be given to independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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