Major disruption on UK roads during hottest weekend of the year


Congested roads during the hottest weekend of the year resulted in road crashes and even fatalities across the UK as people headed for the good weather.

Stacks on major highways from Scotland to southern England caused delays throughout Saturday, as rescuers were called to the scene.

On the M11, a man died after a vehicle transporter overturned between Bishop’s Stortford and Newmarket, near Stansted Airport.

Essex Police said paramedics attended to the man, but he died at the scene.

Images on social media showed people getting out of their cars and walking down the road with suitcases.

Another serious collision took place on the M25 motorway later on Saturday afternoon near junction three towards Dartford.

Essex Police said at 5 p.m. the road remained closed while investigations were carried out and traffic was diverted.

Two people were injured and a man was arrested following a crash involving three vehicles near Fife in Scotland, although the road has now been reopened.

A Scottish Police spokesperson said: ‘Officers were called to report a 3 vehicle crash on the M90 ​​at around 10:45 am on Saturday 17th July.

“A 59-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man were taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy for treatment.

“A 40-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.”

Elsewhere, another serious crash caused road closures on the A82 and delays to the Corran ferry, with Traffic Scotland advising people to avoid the area where possible.

The incidents come after the RAC warned drivers to be careful on busy roads and to check their vehicles before sunny weather forecast for the weekend.


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