Five vehicle incident on A12

Braintree and Witham Times: Five vehicle incident on A12 Five vehicle incident on A12

Three people have been taken to hospital follwing a five vehicle incident.

It happened today on the A12 southbound between junctions 17 (A130/Howe Green) and 16 (Galleywood) at about 7.30am.

Two fire engines were called to the scene to free one man who was trapped.

Two ambulances, the hazardous area response team (HART), two ambulance officers and Hertfordshire Air Ambulance were also dispatched to the scene.

Steve Brant, ambulance officer for EEAST, said: "In total ambulance crews assessed seven people who had been involved in the incident. Fortunately four of them were discharged on scene.

"One man, believed to be in his 30s, was trapped in his car for about 40 minutes and HART worked alongside the fire and rescue service to help extricate him. He suffered potential neck and abdominal injuries and was taken to Broomfield Hospital by land ambulance.

"Two young boys were also taken to Broomfield by ambulance as a precaution but were not thought to be seriously hurt.

"All of the emergency services worked well together on the scene."

One lane remains closed between J17 (A130/Howe Green) and J16 (Galleywood) after the earlier accident. Traffic is also still queuing back along the Chelmsford bypass to J20 (Hatfield Peverel).

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9:32am Thu 19 Jun 14

keith_l says...

Please couild the BWT reporters check their facts so that the report is useful to people planning to use gthe A12.

Is it closed Northbound at J16 - in which case the queue would be growing towards Brentwood - decreasing junction numbers?

Or is it closed Southbound, or blocked by rubberneckers? This would be the only explanantion for a queue back to Hatfield Peverell.
Please couild the BWT reporters check their facts so that the report is useful to people planning to use gthe A12. Is it closed Northbound at J16 - in which case the queue would be growing towards Brentwood - decreasing junction numbers? Or is it closed Southbound, or blocked by rubberneckers? This would be the only explanantion for a queue back to Hatfield Peverell. keith_l
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