Long delays on A12 after crash

DRIVERS travelling on the A12 are facing long delays after a crash in Essex.The accident happened at around 1pm close to the Kelvedon junction.A silver Corsa heading northbound towards Colchester rolled across the road, over the central reservation and into the path of an oncoming 4x4 vehicle.

DRIVERS travelling on the A12 are facing long delays after a crash in Essex.

The accident happened at around 1pm close to the Kelvedon junction.

A silver Corsa heading northbound towards Colchester rolled across the road, over the central reservation and into the path of an oncoming 4x4 vehicle.

Dan Gore, of the Essex ambulance service, said: “The front of the Corsa suffered massive damage - the engine had disintegrated. “The front of the 4x4 had also suffered extensive damage.

“The 21-year-old driver of the Corsa, was trapped in the wreckage of his vehicle. His condition was stabilised while he was still in the car. Firefighters removed the door of the vehicle to allow ambulance crews to get the man out. He was immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board.

“He was airlifted to Colchester General Hospital suffering from head and possible internal injuries as well as a broken left leg.

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“The driver of the 4x4, a man estimated to be in his 30's was, astonishingly, uninjured. He was assessed at the scene but did not require hospital treatment.”

Police are diverting drivers off the road at the Marks Tey junction.

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