UPDATED: Diversions in place as tanker overturns on A120

Braintree and Witham Times: The westbound side of the A120 at Felsted is closed The westbound side of the A120 at Felsted is closed

A crash involving an overturned tanker on the A120 is causing congestion and delays for drivers.

Four crews of firefighters were called to the scene of the accident, near the westbound junction at Dunmow, shortly before 6am.

A white Renault tanker has been overturned in the accident, which also involved a white Ford van, and the driver was trapped inside.

The contents of the tanker, believed to be farm oil, are not hazardous.

Fire crews freed the tanker driver and paramedics treated four casualties.

The 29-year-old male van driver suffered serious injuries, including a possible fractured pelvis, and was taken to the trauma centre at Addenbrookes Hospital.

The male tanker driver was taken to Broomfield Hospital suffering neck injuries, and a further man was taken to Addenbrookes with minor injuries.

A fourth person was assessed at the scene for minor injuries but did not require hospital treatment.

An Essex Police spokesman said: "The A120 has been closed in both directions whilst emergency services are at the scene and the vehicles are recovered. 

"Diversions are in place on the old A120. The road could be closed for at least a further two hours.

"Motorists are advised to seek alternative routes where possible."

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2:51pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Shepps says...

Twice in as many weeks, what is it about driving a a straight line people find so difficult?
Twice in as many weeks, what is it about driving a a straight line people find so difficult? Shepps

7:20pm Wed 12 Feb 14

/@|_|@\ says...

... and why closed in both directions?
... and why closed in both directions? /@|_|@\

8:21pm Wed 12 Feb 14

mirokou says...

/@|_|@\ wrote:
... and why closed in both directions?
Because the tanker had spilt its load of oil and it was an immense cleaning operation for Highways on both sides...
[quote][p][bold]/@|_|@\[/bold] wrote: ... and why closed in both directions?[/p][/quote]Because the tanker had spilt its load of oil and it was an immense cleaning operation for Highways on both sides... mirokou

2:16pm Thu 13 Feb 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

/@|_|@\ wrote:
... and why closed in both directions?
You stupid boy!

Is your real name Pike by any chance?

I'll get Cpl Jones to give you a couple of hours Pokey Drill if you don't buck up!

(And that'll be without your scarf you can tell your mum).
[quote][p][bold]/@|_|@\[/bold] wrote: ... and why closed in both directions?[/p][/quote]You stupid boy! Is your real name Pike by any chance? I'll get Cpl Jones to give you a couple of hours Pokey Drill if you don't buck up! (And that'll be without your scarf you can tell your mum). OMPITA [Intl]

3:01pm Thu 13 Feb 14

/@|_|@\ says...

mirokou wrote:
/@|_|@\ wrote:
... and why closed in both directions?
Because the tanker had spilt its load of oil and it was an immense cleaning operation for Highways on both sides...
Thanks - not immediately obvious from the report nor the picture (where there seems ample evidence of what a fantastic job Highways must've done as there's nary a drop to be seen on the eastbound carriageway).
[quote][p][bold]mirokou[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]/@|_|@\[/bold] wrote: ... and why closed in both directions?[/p][/quote]Because the tanker had spilt its load of oil and it was an immense cleaning operation for Highways on both sides...[/p][/quote]Thanks - not immediately obvious from the report nor the picture (where there seems ample evidence of what a fantastic job Highways must've done as there's nary a drop to be seen on the eastbound carriageway). /@|_|@\

5:44pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Pjessie says...

/@|_|@\ wrote:
mirokou wrote:
/@|_|@\ wrote:
... and why closed in both directions?
Because the tanker had spilt its load of oil and it was an immense cleaning operation for Highways on both sides...
Thanks - not immediately obvious from the report nor the picture (where there seems ample evidence of what a fantastic job Highways must've done as there's nary a drop to be seen on the eastbound carriageway).
The tanker did not spill any oil over the road,
[quote][p][bold]/@|_|@\[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mirokou[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]/@|_|@\[/bold] wrote: ... and why closed in both directions?[/p][/quote]Because the tanker had spilt its load of oil and it was an immense cleaning operation for Highways on both sides...[/p][/quote]Thanks - not immediately obvious from the report nor the picture (where there seems ample evidence of what a fantastic job Highways must've done as there's nary a drop to be seen on the eastbound carriageway).[/p][/quote]The tanker did not spill any oil over the road, Pjessie

4:11pm Tue 18 Feb 14

/@|_|@\ says...

Thanks, PJessie. Back to the original question (if you so decide to do so, please answer with facts not what's spoon-fed to the gullible masses from the bureaucrats): Why was it closed in both directions?
Thanks, PJessie. Back to the original question (if you so decide to do so, please answer with facts not what's spoon-fed to the gullible masses from the bureaucrats): Why was it closed in both directions? /@|_|@\

4:15pm Tue 18 Feb 14

/@|_|@\ says...

OMPITA wrote:
/@|_|@\ wrote:
... and why closed in both directions?
You stupid boy!

Is your real name Pike by any chance?

I'll get Cpl Jones to give you a couple of hours Pokey Drill if you don't buck up!

(And that'll be without your scarf you can tell your mum).
Sorry, Mr. Mannering, Sir. Captain Sir.

My mum'll be very cross with you for taking away my scarf, you know, and I'll get my death of cold.

Maybe I can get you a nice cup of tea and settle you in with a blanket. I know how hard it can get for you older men with the wevva and such like, Sir ... That might make you feel a little less irritable, Sir?
[quote][p][bold]OMPITA [Intl][/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]/@|_|@\[/bold] wrote: ... and why closed in both directions?[/p][/quote]You stupid boy! Is your real name Pike by any chance? I'll get Cpl Jones to give you a couple of hours Pokey Drill if you don't buck up! (And that'll be without your scarf you can tell your mum).[/p][/quote]Sorry, Mr. Mannering, Sir. Captain Sir. My mum'll be very cross with you for taking away my scarf, you know, and I'll get my death of cold. Maybe I can get you a nice cup of tea and settle you in with a blanket. I know how hard it can get for you older men with the wevva and such like, Sir ... That might make you feel a little less irritable, Sir? /@|_|@\

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