Road closed and man hospitalised after M25 crash

A MAN has been taken to hospital following a crash this morning (19) on the M25 anticlockwise between junction 22 and junction 21a.

Firefighters from St Albans, Garston and Potters Bar and a Rescue Support Unit attended the collision just after 8.18, which reportedly involved a van and a lorry.

Ambulance crews from Hemel Hempstead, St Albans and Hertfordshire Air Ambulance were also at the incident, along with accident and emergency medicine consultant Dr David Gaunt.

The injured man was airlifted to a specialist trauma centre in London.

EEAST spokesman Gary Sanderson said: “The man was found in a critical condition and following rapid treatment and stabilisation by land and air ambulance crews, he was flown to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel for further care.”

The road is expected to be closed for a further two hours. Traffic is being diverted onto the A1081, A414, and the A405 back onto the M25.