Teenager dies in horror crash

A TEENAGER from Chelmsford died in an horrific crash which saw a car cross a central reservation and collide with a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction.

A TEENAGER from Chelmsford died in an horrific crash which saw a car cross a central reservation and collide with a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction.

Two other people were airlifted to hospital after the crash, which happened on the A130 at Rayleigh on Saturday.

A green Peugeot 306 heading towards Chelmsford crossed the central reservation of the road at about 5.40pm and collided with a blue Jaguar S-type going in the opposite direction.

Emergency services were called to the scene but the 17-year-old passenger of the Peugeot, who had been thrown from the car, died at the scene.


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The 18-year-old driver of the car, also from Chelmsford, was rushed to hospital with minor injuries.

Police said yesterday that the Peugeot had "been accompanied" by a black BMW at the time of the accident.

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Adrian Maasz, of Essex Ambulance Service said: "A Peugeot that had been heading north came across the central reservation and collided with a Jaguar which was heading south.

"The passenger in the Peugeot was ejected from the car and suffered massive head injuries.

Unfortunately despite the best efforts of the ambulance crews the woman was pronounced dead at the scene."

The driver of the Peugeot suffered head and chest injuries and was cut free from the wreckage of her car.

The 51-year-old driver of the Jaguar was also trapped and had to be cut free. He also suffered head and chest injuries, which were not believed to be life threatening.

Mr Maasz said: "To ensure the two patients got to hospital as quickly as possible they were flown by air ambulance. 

"Both cars had suffered very considerable damage in the crash which made the work of the emergency services that bit more difficult.

"Everyone worked extremely well together to ensure patients got the treatment they required as quickly as possible," he added.

Anyone with information about the accident should contact Rayleigh road police on 01268 775533.

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