Police shocked by motorists filming crash on phones

30 Jan, 2014 10:20am Nathan Velayudhan

Motorists caught driving dangerously slow and using phones to film a crash on M11

Police have been shocked by several motorists caught slowing down to film the aftermath of a car crash.

The rush-hour collision involved two cars, and took place on the southbound carriageway of the M11 near Loughton.

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While emergency services attempted to deal with the crash, motorists from either carriageway were witnessed slowing down in their vehicles to record the damage and casualties on their mobile phones.

Essex Police have confirmed that registrations have been recorded, and some of the motorists involved will be served with notices of intended prosecution for using a handheld device while driving.

PC Paul Marks outlined the dangers of such actions in a statement in The Independent: "Slowing down to a crawl while others behind you are travelling at motorway speeds is obviously dangerous. We were amazed to see people filming the scene on their mobiles while still driving."

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