Teenager dies after Easter road crash

A TEENAGER involved in a car crash on Easter Sunday has died from his injuries.Police have not yet released the identity of the dead teenager, an 18-year-old man, from Bicknacre, near Chelmsford.

A TEENAGER involved in a car crash on Easter Sunday has died from his injuries.

Police have not yet released the identity of the dead teenager, an 18-year-old man, from Bicknacre, near Chelmsford.

He had been the front seat passenger in a green Rover car which crashed into a tree in Danbury Common at about 2pm on Sunday.

The teenager was airlifted with serious injuries to Broomfield Hospital, where he later died.


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The crash happened on Bicknacre Road. The Rover had been travelling towards Bicknacre when it collided with a tree.

Paramedics treated the three men inside the car while firefighters using cutting equipment took off the roof.

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The front seat passenger was then airlifted to Broomfield Hospital, where the Essex air ambulance made a quick turn around so it could return for the driver, a 19-year-old from Danbury, who was flown to Colchester General Hospital.

A land ambulance took the rear passenger, from Bicknacre, also believed to be in his late teens, to Basildon hospital.

The two surviving casualties, who also suffered serious injuries, were yesterday recovering in hospital.

Bicknacre Road was closed for several hours following the crash, as police and fire crews cleared up the wreckage and traffic investigators started their enquiries.

Fire crews from Great Baddow, Maldon and Chelmsford and a major rescue tender from Leigh-on-Sea attended the accident.

Two members of the public reported the crash to the Essex Ambulance Service, which sent two land ambulances from South Woodham Ferrers and Maldon, the air ambulance, and an incident support officer from the Service's Chelmsford headquarters.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or has any information is asked to contact Chelmsford road policing unit on 01245 452918.

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