Man and child taken to hospital after A12 crash

The A12 near Marks Tey
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A crash on the A12 on Saturday (May 25) left a man and a child in hospital. The two-car crash, which led to six miles of queues and 60-minute delays, took place near Marks Tey.

An East of England Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called just after midday on Saturday 25 May to a road traffic collision involving two vehicles on the A12 near Marks Tey. Two ambulances were sent to the scene.

"An adult man and child were transported to Colchester General Hospital for further assessment and treatment."

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Police officers were first called to the scene at about 12pm, and the road was reopened by 3pm. Essex Police also confirmed that none of the casualties died as a result of their injuries.

The incident affected traffic in both directions on the A12, between Marks Tey and Colchester (junctions 25 to 26). The westbound carriageway was the most affected.

National Highways reported approximately six miles of traffic queuing up behind the scene of the crash, which led to delays of around 60 minutes.