A woman was airlifted to hospital with life-changing injuries after an M25 crash involving a HGV lorry left two dogs dead.

Following the collision on Sunday (July 2) near Rickmansworth, anticlockwise between junctions 16 and 17, a man was arrested on suspicion of causing causing serious injury by dangerous driving and driving while unfit through drink or drugs.

Emergency services rushed to the motorway at around 2pm after a silver Volkswagen Passat Sport and a HGV crashed.

The Volkswagen driver, a woman in her 60s, was airlifted to hospital with life changing injuries.

Four dogs were also in the car and two of them died, while the others were taken to the vets for treatment.

The arrested man - a 25-year-old from Luton - has been released on police bail as enquiries continue.

Today (July 4), the force appealed for witnesses, information, and dash cam footage.

Detective Sergeant Ben Heath confirmed the investigation is still ongoing, as he appealed for anyone with information to get in touch.

Anyone with information is asked to contact DS Heath at ben.heath@herts.police.uk. Information can also be reported online or by calling 101, quoting crime reference 41/53214/23.

*Herts Police initially said the crash involved a tractor, before later clarifying that it was a HGV lorry.