Essex

Crash closes M25 in Essex for seven hours

A crash closed a stretch of the M25 in Essex for seven hours on Wednesday.

A Fiesta, Mini and BMW collided on the anti-clockwise section between junctions 30 and 29 in Basildon at 1830 BST.

The passenger in the Mini, a 23-year-old woman from Chelmsford, is in hospital in a critical condition. The Mini and BMW drivers were not injured.

The Fiesta driver, a 32-year-old Basildon man, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of dangerous driving.

The section of the M25 was closed while investigators examined the scene and diversions put in place.

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