A motorcyclist who was involved in a crash on the M25 near Chorleywood on May 15 has suffered permanent paralysis.
Despite undergoing a successful operation to his back, Hertfordshire Constabulary confirmed that the 41-year-old is paralysed and will remain in hospital for a period of time before moving to a rehabilitation centre for further treatment.
The crash which happened just before 7am near J17 for Maple Cross, involved the motorcyclist, a Ford Focus and a lorry and resulted in the motorcyclist being air lifted to hospital.
The driver of the black Ford Focus was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
The 57-year-old has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.
Sergeant Martin Kemp, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit, said: “We have launched an investigation to determine the cause of the collision, and we have already spoken to a number of witnesses at the scene.
“The collision occurred at a time when a lot of people would be making their way to and from work so I am keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or saw either of the vehicles in the lead up to the collision and has not yet spoken to us.
“If you have a dash cam fitted in your vehicle, we would like to view your footage.”
Information can be reported online at herts.police.uk/Report quoting ISR 99 of May 15 or Operation Rhone.