Horsebox crash on M11 causes traffic chaos

  • A horsebox crash near Stansted Airport caused traffic chaos on Sunday (16 August).

    A silver horsebox was traveling southbound on the M11 at 9.10am when it struck the central reservation between Junction 8 (Bishop’s Stortford) and Junction 9 (Saffron Waldon).

    Police closed one lane of the motorway in both directions while the road was cleared.

    There were lengthy delays in both directions.

    Officers believe those travelling inside the horsebox were not hurt in the accident.

    “The horsebox had struck the central reservation, blocking one lane,” a spokesman for Essex Police told H&H.

    “No other vehicle was involved in the collision and no animals or people are thought to have been injured.

    “One lane was closed northbound and one lane was closed southbound while the scene was cleared.

    “Officers from Highways England took over the situation at about 10.45am.”

    Loose horses

    Earlier this month (8 August) horseandhound.co.uk reported that a trailer had overturned on the M25.

    The accident occurred on the anticlockwise carriageway at Junction 9 at Leatherhead.

    The two horses travelling inside the trailer escaped when it fell onto its side and ran loose on the motorway.

    Surrey Police arrived at 9.40am and one of the horses was caught close to the trailer.

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    The second horse was captured almost a mile away after running loose up the carriageway.

    Traffic was at a standstill as two lanes were closed between Junction 9 and Junction 8 and the motorway was blocked between Junction 8 and Junction 7.

    The owners of the horses, who were travelling in the 4×4 that had been pulling the trailer, were not hurt. The horses were treated by vets.

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