Major Surrey collision: Person fighting for their life in hospital; ten miles of congestion with M25 closures still in place

A person is fighting for their life in hospital after a major incident on the M25 overnight.
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Surrey Police was among the emergency services called to the M25 anti-clockwise carriageway following a serious collision at 11.45pm last night (Thursday, February 9).

Road closures are still in place on Friday morning, with traffic queueing back for miles.

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A police spokesperson said: “Emergency services attended the scene and three people were taken to hospital with serious injuries, one of which is believed to be life-threatening.

Sussex and Surrey police news. Photo: Stock image / National WorldSussex and Surrey police news. Photo: Stock image / National World
Sussex and Surrey police news. Photo: Stock image / National World

“The carriageway was initially fully closed while we responded to the incident and at 5am one lane was reopened. The remaining three lanes are expected to stay closed for a number of hours as our teams investigate the collision.

“We understand this will have a significant impact on many journeys and encourage drivers to allow extra time and plan ahead.

"We will provide an update as soon as we are able to. Thank you for your patience this morning.”

The incident was reported between Reigate and Godstone.

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‘All emergency services’ were working at the scene in the aftermath of the incident, with traffic officers assisting with closures/

The latest update was published by National Highways at 9.10am.

A post on X (formerly Twitter) read: “Three lanes (of 4) remain closed on the M25 anti-clockwise in Surrey between J8 (Reigate) and J7 (M23) following a serious collision. Police investigation works continue at scene.

"There's now a 90 minute delay on approach with ten miles of congestion back to J9.”