Driver killed in road crash horror

THE driver of Volkswagen Golf was killed following a head-on car crash last night on the B1027 between Clacton and Thorrington.The accident happened just before 7pm when two cars which were heading in opposite directions, collided.

THE driver of Volkswagen Golf was killed following a head-on car crash last night on the B1027 between Clacton and Thorrington.

The accident happened just before 7pm when two cars which were heading in opposite directions, collided. The vehicles had just passed the St Osyth turn towards Thorrington.

A Volkswagen Golf containing two men, thought to be in their late 30s or early 40s, was in collision with a Citroen C5 Estate.

The Citroen went into a ditch and the Golf remained in the road, with the two men trapped inside.


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As crews from Colchester and Clacton arrived on scene a witness was giving first aid to one of the men in the car.

Firefighters cut the two men from the vehicle and placed them with the paramedics.

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Leading firefighter Mick Warner from Clacton said: "When we arrived a someone was giving first aid to the person in the car and then paramedics took over. Unfortunately the driver of the Golf died.

"The driver of the other car was taken off in an ambulance as well, although I am not sure what his injuries were."

It was not known last night how seriously injured the front-seat passenger of the Golf was.

The B1027 remained closed into the evening as investigations were made and the vehicles were towed away.

Anyone who witnessed the accident should call Stanway traffic police on 01206 762512.

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