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‘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 arrested a fifth man in conection to a stabbing in Marks Tey. Picture: ARCHANT

Essex Police have arrested a fifth man in conection to a stabbing in Marks Tey. Picture: ARCHANT

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.”

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