A12 smash leaves five in hospital

FIVE people have been taken to hospital following a crash involving several vehicles on the A12 today.

James Hore

FIVE people have been taken to hospital following a crash involving several vehicles on the A12 today.

The accident happened near the road's junction with the A414 near Chelmsford at 11.40am.

A rapid response car, four land ambulances and the Essex Air Ambulance were sent to the scene and crews assessed six patients.

One man suffered a head injury, another had a suspected back injury whilst a third man had a variety of bumps and bruises.

An elderly couple suffering from chest pains and minor bruising were also treated.

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All five patients were taken to Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford whilst the sixth person was checked over at the scene and released.