Man left with life threatening injuries after multi-vehicle pile up on M40 near Gaydon

A multi-vehicle pile up on the M40 near Gaydon late last night, Monday September 21, has left a man with life threatening injuries.

Tuesday, 22nd September 2020, 9:50 am
Updated Tuesday, 22nd September 2020, 9:52 am
Northbound lanes of travel on the M40 near Gaydon remain closed due to two serious crashes (photo from Warwickshire Police)
Northbound lanes of travel on the M40 near Gaydon remain closed due to two serious crashes (photo from Warwickshire Police)

The northbound lanes of travel are expected to remain closed for most of the morning between the Gaydon junction and the Leamington junctions on the M40.

Crews with the Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service and police responded a four vehicle road traffic collision involving three lorries and a car on the northbound carriageway of the M40 near Gaydon and junction 13.

A driver of one of the lorries suffered a serious leg injury, which is thought to be life-changing at this time. He was taken to hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

Shortly afterwards a second crash occurred at the back of the queuing traffic around 12.20am this morning, Tuesday September 22.

Both collisions have resulted in full police investigations, extensive recovery and clear up operations. Warwickshire Police investigations remain ongoing.

Anyone who witnessed either incident or has dashcam footage is asked to call 101 quoting incident 435 of September 21 (first collision) or 9 of September 22 (second collision).

Due to the seriousness of the incidents the closure is expected to remain in place until late morning. Please allow extra time for your journey if travelling in the area or consider alternative routes.

Road users are advised to follow the solid square symbol diversion route displayed on road signs. Exit the M40 northbound at junction 12 and then take the B4100 (northbound) and continue to the A452 to then re-join the M40 at junction 14.

Delays are likely on the approach to the closure, with additional journey times also expected on diversion routes.