Man arrested on suspicion of drug driving following crash in Colchester

Fire crews have attended a crash in St Andrews Avenue in Colchester Picture: GOOGLEMAPS

Fire crews have attended a crash in St Andrews Avenue in Colchester Picture: GOOGLEMAPS - Credit: Archant

Essex Police have arrested a man on suspicion of drug driving after emergency services were called to a two vehicle collision in Colchester.

Crews were called at around 10.50am on Thursday morning to reports of a two-vehicle crash in St Andrews Avenue.

A spokesman for Essex Police; “A man has been arrested on suspicion of drug driving following a road traffic collision in Colchester.

Shortly before 11am, we were called with reports of a collision on St. Andrews Avenue involving a silver Citron Picasso car and a silver Vauxhall Astra Van.

The Citron driver, a 34-year-old man from Colchester, has been arrested on suspicion of drug driving and remains in police custody whilst enquiries continue.


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Essex County Fire and Rescue Service were also called to the scene with two crews from Colchester attending.

A spokesman for the fire service said: “Crews were called to the scene of a road traffic collision involving two vehicles.

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“On arrival firefighters reported that one person was trapped in their vehicle.”

He said firefighters had released the casualty by 11.20am.

The casualty was then left in the care of the Ambulance Service.

There were no serious injuries.

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