UPDATE: Three seriously injured after car leaves M23

Emergency services on the scene of the M23 crash.
Emergency services on the scene of the M23 crash.

Three people have been left with serious injuries after a car left the M23 this afternoon (August 9).

The collision took place northbound between junction 9 and junction 10 at 1.20pm.

Police said the car left the road and collided with a tree.

Three people suffered serious injuries, officers added.

One lane of the motorway was closed while the incident was dealt with.

It has now been re-opened.