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‘Wrong Way’ Driving Leads To Multi-vehicle Collision?

Published on: 21 Mar, 2017
Updated on: 22 Mar, 2017

Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses to a multi-vehicle collision that took place on the A331 Blackwater Valley Route at around 7.30pm Thursday evening (March 16, 2017).

A Nissan Micra was driving the wrong way, south on the northbound carriageway, when it collided with a BMW 530 and a Toyota Prius.  The Prius then struck a Skoda Yeti.

Police, ambulance and fire crews were in attendance, the air ambulance also landed nearby in Aldershot Park.

A female driver was cut from her car, the Micra, and taken to St. George’s hospital. The other drivers received minor injuries.

The road was closed while police investigations took place and re-opened at approximately midnight.

Inspector Alan Nicholls from Surrey Police’s Roads Policing Unit, referring to this and another “wrong way” incident on the M23 said: “Both these incidents are extremely serious and highlight the catastrophic consequences of driving the wrong way on a busy motorway or trunk road.
“We are urging motorists to exercise extreme caution when using motorways to help avoid any further incidents, which have already left a number of people injured and traumatised.”
“We are continuing with our enquiries into both collisions and would urge anyone with any information to come forward as a matter of urgency.”

Police are appealing for anyone who saw the collision to call Surrey Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01483 639 922 quoting reference number P17062587.

Alternatively witnesses can use the online reporting system found at or provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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