A man who was taken to hospital after a crash on the M25 near Upminster has sustained non life changing injuries, according to police.

Metropolitan Police were called at around 7.56am on Wednesday (October 25) after three lorries collided on the motorway between junction 29 in Upminster and junction 30 in Thurrock.

London Ambulance Service sent an ambulance crew, a medic in a fast response car and an incident response officer to the location.

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Medics treated a driver at the scene before taking him to the hospital “as a priority”.

A spokesperson for Met Police has confirmed that the man’s injuries are minor and not life changing.

The crash led to severe delays as three of the four lanes were closed. Tailbacks extended up to Dartford Tunnel with traffic cameras showing miles of congestion.

National Highways had said there was a “large” oil spill and work was underway to clear it up for hours.

All lanes were gradually opened by noon that day.