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Shocking dash cam footage shows aftermath of M25 crash that shut road

This shocking dash cam footage shows the scene of an M25 crash where a lorry crashed into a bridge.

Emergency services, including police, paramedics and firefighters, were called to the scene of a two-vehicle collision at around 11.15am this morning (August 18).

A lorry and a car had been involved in a crash heading anticlockwise between junction 30 for the A282/Lakeside Shopping Centre and junction 29 for the A127 Southend Arterial Road.

In the footage, the lorry can be seen at a standstill after crashing into the barrier under a bridge.

All traffic has been held on the M25 due to a lorry crash

According to witnesses, the car involved in the crash was left stranded behind the fire engine in the video.

The road was completely shut to traffic while a number of emergency services units headed to the scene.

An air ambulance was also filmed landing nearby, with reports also suggesting that oil had spilled across the carriageway.

An air ambulance was seen landing nearby

The footage captures the aftermath of the crash, as one driver passes the scene shortly after one lane reopened to help clear the backlog of traffic.

A huge emergency services presence can be seen scattered across the three other lanes, while a lorry can be seen damaged at the side of the road.

A spokesperson for Essex County Fire and Rescue Service revealed earlier today that one person was successful released from their vehicle after being trapped.

The casualty was left in the care of the East of England Ambulance Service, who added that the person was taken to Queen’s Hospital in Romford for treatment.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police also confirmed that her injuries were ‘minor’.

As of 5pm, one lane of traffic remains closed as recovery work takes places to clear the scene.

There is currently slow moving traffic through the area due to barrier repairs and cleaning up an oil spill.

The M25 is expected to suffer some delays until at least 9pm tonight.

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This article was originally published on Essex Live

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