Man due in court after crash on the A12 near Margaretting

The collision occurred in the village of Norton Picture: ARCHANT

The collision occurred in the village of Norton Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

A man will appear in court following a collision on the A12 at the weekend.

The incident took place early Saturday morning between junctions 15 and 16 near Margaretting.

Gheorghe Oancea, 30, of 34 Cramphorn Walk, Chelmsford has been charged with driving a motorvehicle whilst over the prescribed limit.

He has been bailed to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on November 16.

Essex police were called just after 6am to reports that a Skoda Fabia heading northbound had driven into the nearside barrier, just after the Three Mile Hill turn off.

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The driver, a 30-year-old man from Chelmsford, was assessed at the scene by paramedics before being arrested on suspicion of driving whilst over the prescribed limit.

Following the collision two cars stopped on the southbound carriageway to offer assistance and as one of the drivers got out of his car, he was struck by a passing vehicle.

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He received a serious, but not life threatening injury and was taken to hospital for treatment.

The road was closed by officers managing the scene and reopened around 8.30am.

Anyone with information or dash cam footage relevant to the collision is asked to contact Essex Police on 101.

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