A12 re-opened following serious crash

Traffic is now back to normal on the A12 after it was reopened following a serious crash.

Essex Police say a motorist lost control of his vehicle, a silver Vauxhall Corsa, and crashed.

Both lanes of the Ipswich-bound carriageway were closed while emergency services attended the scene at Kelvedon at 7.30am today.

One lane of the London-bound carriageway was also closed for a short time to allow space for the air ambulance to land. A man from Witham was taken to Romford’s Queen’s Hospital suffering from suspected spinal injuries. It has now transpired that he suffered a cut to the head and may be discharged later today.

The A12 Ipswich-bound carriageway reopened at 10am.


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Duty operations manager at the East of England Ambulance Service Adrian Paine said: “The patient was a young man believed to be in his late teens or early 20s. He had suffered a cut to his head, which was his only visible injury. Although he was conscious he was very confused, indicating the possibility of a serious head injury.

“Land and air ambulance crews worked together to assess the patient and stabilise his condition at the scene. He was then flown to Queens Hospital in Romford, which has a specialist neurology unit.”

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