Police dog Oakley locates man following collision on the M3
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Police dog Oakley was called to action yesterday evening (18 January), after a multi-vehicle collision.
Officers were called to reports of a collision on a slip road between a HGV, van and a car near junction 3 on the northbound carriageway at around 6.30pm.
When they arrived at the scene, a driver involved in the incident abandoned their vehicle and was nowhere to be found.
Expert tracker dog Oakley was quickly tasked with tracking the scent.
A short time later, Oakley found discovered the driver in woodland next to the motorway.
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.
Officers 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, please contact us quoting 45210005824 via:
- Webchat on our website surrey.police.uk
- Online https://www.surrey.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/
- Calling us on 101
If you do not wish to leave your name, please call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.