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Halstead: Road closed following serious accident and car fire

PUBLISHED: 21:04 19 July 2014 | UPDATED: 21:04 19 July 2014

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Police closed a road in Halstead this evening following a serious accident.

The incident involving two cars happened on the A1124 Colchester Road, which had to be closed in both directions between the Fenn Road and Station Road junctions.

According to Essex Police, one of the vehicles was on fire. However, a spokesman confirmed that all occupants managed to escape from the vehicles without serious injury.

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