Police hunt for drivers after M25 pile-up
POLICE are appealing for drivers involved in a multi-vehicle pile-up on the M25 to come forward and help with their enquiries.
The crash happened just after 11pm on Thursday, August 21, on the westbound carriageway of the motorway just before Junction 23 between London Colney and Potters Bar.
Police have been having trouble piecing together what happened during the accident, which closed the M25's westbound carriageway until 2am the following day.
They believe a Scania lorry loaded with paper jackknifed after colliding with another lorry in the next lane.
The first lorry toppled over and hit a Mercedes van that overturned and hit a Ford Mondeo.
A Lexus car was also damaged in the collision.
Fire and ambulance crews attended the scene but no-one was injured or trapped.
However, a dog which was travelling in the Lexus died when it was hit by oncoming vehicles after straying into the opposite carriageway.
The drivers of both the Mercedes van and the Mondeo left the scene before police could arrive, leaving the vehicles behind.
A spokesman for Hertfordshire Police said: "We are very eager to trace the drivers of these vehicles and any passengers in the Mondeo so they can help us form an accurate account of what happened.
"A police helicopter was dispatched to the scene to try and track these individuals in case they were hurt and had collapsed.
"However this was unsuccessful.
"We urge anyone with any information to contact us on ."
5:47pm Wednesday 27th August 2003