A120 closed in both directions at Stisted due to crash involving two dogs

Traffic on the A120 in Essex (file image). Picture: ANDREW PARTRIDGE

Traffic on the A120 in Essex (file image). Picture: ANDREW PARTRIDGE

Firefighters rescued two people and two dogs from a vehicle following a collision in Essex today.

Highways England has confirmed the A120 is closed in both directions at Stisted following the two-vehicle crash that took place around 12.20pm.

Diversions are in place.

A spokesman for Highways England said: “Road users are advised to allow plenty of extra time for their journeys and may wish to consider using an alternative route if possible.”

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service sent two crews from Braintree to the scene.

A brigade spokesman said two people and two Cocker Spaniels were left trapped as a result of the collision.

Firefighters freed both motorists by just after 2pm and left them in the care of the ambulance service.

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The two dogs were unharmed and were also released safely from the vehicle, the brigade spokesman added.

The East of England Ambulance Service sent two ambulances and a response car to the scene and paramedics treated three patients.

An ambulance service spokeswoman said one person was “trapped medically” in their vehicle.

Two people were believed to have been taken to Broomfield Hospital for further care, but the spokeswoman was unable to confirm their condition.

Fuel was spilt in the road during the collision.

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