Seven car pile-up closes carriageway

THREE people were taken to hospital following a multi-vehicle crash on the A12 in Essex.

THREE people were taken to hospital following a multi-vehicle crash on the A12 in Essex.

Seven cars were involved in the accident which saw two crashes happen just 20 metres apart.

Both collisions happened at 2.15pm, near the Ardleigh exit of the A12, at junction 29.

Three people were taken to hospital with minor injuries and the road was closed until 3.30pm while the vehicles were recovered.