A woman is fighting for her life following a four-vehicle pile up on the M11 near Harlow.

The victim has been left with potentially life-threatening injuries after a crash which closed part of the M11 motorway travelling southbound.

Essex Police said in a statement the crash took place about 10.10pm and involved an Audi, a BMW, a Volkswagen Passat and the fourth vehicle which police say failed to stop at the scene. A description of this vehicle was not available.

Police added in the statement on Twitter and Facebook that they expect the southbound carriageway between junction eight for Stansted and junction seven for Harlow will “remain shut into Sunday morning so please avoid the area and plan your journey”.

“We need to speak to anyone who saw the collision or has dash cam of it. In particular we need to speak to anyone who saw how an Audi and another vehicle were being driven and interacted with each other in the moments before the collision,” the force said.

Anyone with dash camera footage or information is asked to contact police on 101 and quote incident 1337, or to do so anonymously via Crimestoppers.

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