On Monday 18th January, Police dog Oakley (Surrey Police) was called to action after a multi-vehicle collision on the M3.
At around 18:30 hours, Surrey police officers were deployed to reports of a collision on the slip road near junction 3 on the northbound carriageway. It was reported that the accident involved a HGV, a van and a car.
When the officers arrived at the scene, one of the drivers involved in the incident had abandoned their vehicle and could not be located.
Expert tracker PD Oakley was swiftly tasked with tracking the driver’s scent.
A short time later, PD Oakley found the driver in woodland next to the motorway.
Surrey Police said a 48-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, failing to provide a specimen and failing to stop at the scene of a collision.
A 32-year-old woman remains in hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries.
Surrey police are still appealing for witnesses – if you were in the area around this time and may have dashcam footage of the vehicles involved, or if you witnessed the incident, they are asking to be contacted via 101.
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