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Drivers fined for filming M40 crash in Henley-on-Arden

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Media captionThe driver of the crashed lorry was not seriously injured

More than 80 drivers face prosecution for slowing down to film a crash on the M40 on their mobile phones.

A lorry hit a bridge and smashed through the central reservation at J16 of the M40 in Henley-in-Arden on Friday.

"At times vehicles were nearly coming to a stand still to take photos and videos," Warwickshire Police said.

Drivers seen using their mobiles have been issued warnings of £100 fines and penalty points or court summons.

The crash happened at 11:00 GMT and three lanes remained shut until 23:00, causing miles of tailbacks.

The lorry shed its 27 tonne load of cattle feed and the driver escaped with minor injuries, the ambulance service said.

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Image caption The driver of the lorry, a man in his 30s, escaped with only minor injuries
Image caption The drivers of two other lorries involved in the collision did not need to go to hospital
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Image caption A lorry crashed through the central reservation of the M40, leaving one person injured
Image caption The lorry hit two other vehicles and a bridge, said police.

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