Road reopens following crash which left teenager with life-threatening injuries in Rowhedge

A 17-year-old boy has been taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge with life-threatening injuri

A 17-year-old boy has been taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge with life-threatening injuries. Picture: CHRIS RADBURN/PA WIRE - Credit: PA

A teenager has suffered life-threatening injuries after a crash in north Essex this morning.

Essex Police officers were called to a serious road collision in Fingringhoe Road, Rowhedge, south of Colchester, just before 8.30am.

A blue Seat Leon and a green and grey Mercedes are reported to have crashed.

A 17-year-old boy, who was a passenger in the Mercedes, has been taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Seat, a 22-year-old man, suffered leg injuries and has been taken to Colchester General Hospital.


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Essex Police said the road has been reopened and traffic is flowing as usual.

Two fire crews were sent to the incident and worked with paramedics to release a man from the vehicle which had overturned on its side.

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A spokesman added: “Motorists are reminded to be careful on the roads this morning due to the low temperatures overnight which have caused some roads to be icy following the snow at the weekend.”

More: Snow and ice causes FOUR accidents on A12 in Suffolk this morning - plus more on A14Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101.

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