Essex: Five-vehicle crash on A12 near Witham
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A five-vehicle crash on the A12 in north Essex caused delays for motorists this morning.
No-one was seriously injured in the collision near Witham shortly before 7.30am which closed one lane of the London-bound dual carriageway for an hour.
An Essex Police spokesman said the road fully re-opened at 8.30am following the five-vehicle pile-up.
An East of England Ambulance Service spokesman confirmed no serious injuries were reported.
The crash involved a grey Range Rover, a black Volkswagen Polo, a silver Mercedes-Benz, a white Fiat 500 and a yellow Ford Fiesta.
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It took place between junction 21, B1389 (Witham South) and junction 20b B1137.
Congestion reportedly stretched back to junction 25, A120 (Marks Tey).
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An Essex Police spokesman said: “Police attended the scene of a road collision on the A12 at Witham. It happened just before 7.30am today and involved five vehicles.
“The road was blocked for around an hour. It re-opened just before 8.30am. There were no injuries.”
The ambulance spokesman added: “An ambulance and a paramedic officer attended the incident. All the people involved were out and walking with only minor injuries. No-one was taken to hospital.
“The ambulance and paramedic officer were stood down and left the scene shortly before 8.30am.”