SIX cars and a lorry were involved in multiple accidents on the M11 today (November 22), which left two people in hospital.

A one mile stretch of the motorway, near to the M25 interchange at junction six, saw three separate accidents.

Fire engines and rescue teams from Loughton, Epping and Ongar were among those sent to the scene at around 1.20pm.

Essex Fire Service Divisional Officer Terry Povey said: "The incident dealt with by fire crews involved six cars and an HGV with two casualties trapped in two separate vehicles.

"But in less than a mile of motorway there were three accidents believed to have been caused by a combination of heavy water spray and bright sunlight reflecting off the road.

"Crews were assisted by a doctor from the Air Ambulance and once the casualties were freed they were left in the care of paramedics.

"We do not believe any of the injuries are life threatening."