Suspected drug driver of overturned scaffolding lorry arrested after M23 crash
A suspected drug driver has been arrested after a crash that shut the M23 southbound this morning (December 1). The driver of a white van carrying scaffolding overturned in a collision involving an Audi, leaving equipment strewn across the road. The M23 southbound was forced to close between J10 for the A264 Copthorne Way at Crawley to J11 for A23 at Pease Pottage as recovery crews and emergency services attended the scene.
: M23 traffic near Crawley after overturned scaffolding lorry closes motorway for 3 hours Sussex Roads Police tweeted a photo of the crash site and said: “This morning the driver of the van was arrested on suspicion of drug driving.
The driver of a scaffolding van was arrested on suspicion of drug driving after the vehicle overturned on the M23 (Image: Sussex Roads Police)
“Fortunately, and surprisingly, nobody was injured as a result of this one.” After lane closures of nearly three and a half hours from 9am, the road was able to fully re-open.
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Congestion was reported all the way to J9 for Gatwick Airport while traffic increased as diversion routes were put in place. It came as images showed traffic at a standstill while it was held following the dramatic collision.
Traffic was held on teh M23 this morning (December 1) after a crash involving an overturned scaffolding lorry (Image: Martin Burton)
The road was finally re-opened soon after 12.20pm. If you have seen or heard anything you think we should know about, or in relation to this, please contact the SussexLive newsdesk by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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