'Seatbelts help save lives.' Five car pile-up prompts police statement
PUBLISHED: 21:58 01 November 2018 | UPDATED: 21:59 01 November 2018
Essex Police have issued a statement after a mother and daughter suffered injuries in a Colchester road traffic collision.
Police received reports of a five vehicle collision at around 3.55pm on Monday, October 22, on the A12 between junctions 27 and 28.
A 16-year-old girl in one vehicle suffered a fractured arm.
But her mother, who was not wearing a seatbelt, suffered face and chest injuries and was taken to hospital.
This has prompted a statement from Essex Police relating to the wearing of seatbelts.
PC Andrew Sumner, of Stanway Roads Policing Unit, said: “Seatbelts help save lives and I believe the woman involved in this incident could have avoided hospital treatment if she had worn one.
“Driving without wearing one presents a significant risk to drivers, passengers and other road users during a collision.
“While I wish her a speedy recovery, we must re-enforce this message.
“It’s a legal requirement to wear one and can help save you and other loved ones in your car.”
The impact of the crash caused major damage to a grey Ford Focus and damage to a further three vehicles.