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Update: Witnesses being sought after five-car pile-up on A12 near Colchester leaves woman in a critical condition in hospital

08:35 06 February 2014

Police cordon off the southbound lane on the A12 between  Stanway and Marks Tey after a multi-car accident on Wednesday, 5 February.

Police cordon off the southbound lane on the A12 between Stanway and Marks Tey after a multi-car accident on Wednesday, 5 February.

Police are appealing for witnesses to a five-car road crash near Marks Tey which left a woman in a critical condition in hospital.

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Police cordon off the southbound lane on the A12 between  Stanway and Marks Tey after a multi-car accident on Wednesday, 5 February. Police cordon off the southbound lane on the A12 between Stanway and Marks Tey after a multi-car accident on Wednesday, 5 February.

The collision happened on the southbound carriageway of the A12 between Junctions 26-25 (Stanway – Marks Tey) yesterday afternoon when a black Honda Civic, a beige Nissan Note, a red Ford Probe, a blue Ford Focus and a black Audi A4 all struck each other.

One driver sustained minor injuries while another two were uninjured.

The driver of the Probe, a 69-year-old woman from Coggeshall, sustained serious head and chest injuries and was airlifted to Cambridgeshire’s Addenbrookes Hospital where she is currently in a critical, but stable condition.

Police earlier described her injuries as “life-threatening”.

A section of the road was closed for approximately six hours while the vehicles were recovered and forensic collision investigators tried to identify the cause of the crash. It was reopened at 11.45pm.

Anyone with information in connection with this road crash is urged to contact Essex Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01245 240590 or email collisionappeal@essex.pnn.police.uk

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