Published On: Sun, Nov 3rd, 2019

M23 closed: Major accident in Surrey close to M25 – one man dead | UK | News

The incident happened at 10am this morning between junctions seven and eight near to the M25. Surrey Police are appealing for witnesses and any dash cam footage to get in touch.

The driver was said to be an 80-year-old man. 

The female passenger in the 1903 Know Runabout Old Porcupine is being treated for her injuries in hospital.

The pair were said to be taking part in the Brighton Veteran Car Run.

Highways England said: “M23 Junctions 7 Hooley to 8 M25. Both the Southbound and Northnound carriageways are closed due to a serious incident.”

Drivers are being urged to stay away from the area. Air ambulance attended the scene.

A Surrey Police spokesman said: “We can confirm that a man has sadly died following a collision on the southbound carriageway of the M23 near J7 Hooley this morning, 3 November.

“The driver of the car, an 80 year old man, was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after the collision, and a female passenger has been taken to hospital by ambulance with serious injuries. Police have notified the man’s next of kin.

“The road has been closed in both directions and will remain so while we investigate the incident and enable the motorway to reopen. Please find alternative routes at this time.

“Anyone who witnessed the collision, or with any information which could assist our enquiries including dashcam footage, is asked to contact us on 101, quoting incident reference PR/P19255341.”

A spokesman for the Veteran Car Run said: “We can confirm that the car involved in this morning’s tragic incident on the M23 had been entered in the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run.

“The car had left the route, which does not include the M23 where the collision took place.

“We are doing all we can to support the family concerned and are working with the police, but we cannot comment any further at this stage.”

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