Yesterday the M1 was closed between junctions 25 and 26 in both directions. Link here
I was caught up going south about a mile before the actual accident, and we all dutifully stopped on the motorway and were stationary. I switched off my car and got out and took my camera with me because I happened to have it in the car and I took a few photos. Then the persons in the two cars in front of me started to have a chat the first one saying to the person immediately in front of me that it was her 45th birthday.
So I went over wished her a happy birthday we both sang Happy Birthday to her and we introduced our selves and we started to chat as if we had met each other after a long time. I then got birthday girl to take a photo of me standing in the fast lane by the Subsidence sign.
The traffic then started to move. So we said our goodbyes and went on our merry ways.
Amazing! I will add the photo to this post when I get it back from the developers....( yes I used my film camera yesterday!)
It was a totally good experience.