Motorcyclist flown to hospital and woman in 80s freed from Ford Fiesta after crash in Chelmsford

Stock image. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Stock image. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: �Archant Photographic 2010

A motorcyclist has been flown to hospital and a trapped elderly driver has been freed by firefighters and taken to hospital after a serious crash in Chelmsford.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a Ford Fiesta and a motorbike were involved in a crash in Beehive Lane at around 2.30pm yesterday.

Emergency services including an air ambulance were called to the scene. The rider, a man in his 40s, was flown to Queen’s Hospital in London in a serious condition and is stable.

The driver of the Ford, a woman in her 80s, was left trapped. Firefighters rescued her and she was taken to Broomfield Hospital with minor injuries.

The road was closed for a short period in order for the vehicles to be recovered.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the accident and anyone with information is asked to contact Pc Lee Johnston at Chigwell roads policing unit on 101 and quote incident 558 of 14/08/217 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

An East of England Ambulance Service Trust spokesman said: “We were called to a road traffic collision in Great Baddow at 2.31pm.

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“Two ambulances, two rapid response vehicles, the East Anglian Air Ambulance and an ambulance officer attended and treated two patients.

“A man in his 40s with multiple injuries was flown to Queen’s Hospital.

“An elderly woman with a suspected chest injury was taken to Broomfield Hospital.”

An Essex County Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Firefighters assisted at the scene of a road traffic collision involving a car and a motorbike.

“Fire crews worked with paramedics to help release one person trapped in the car.

“The casualty was released by 3.46pm and left in the care of the ambulance service.”

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