Elderly man suffers life-threatening injuries in Essex collision

The A14 at Woolpit is blocked following a collision involving three lorries and a car. One lane of the A14 is closed.

The incident happened on Colchester Road between Weeley and Thorpe-le-Soken

An elderly man has been taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries following a crash near Colchester. 

The crash, which happened around 11am today, involved a lorry and a pedestrian on the B1033 between Weeley and Thorpe-le-Soken. 

A man, aged in his 70s, was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries and currently remains there, Essex Police have said. 

The road was closed for several hours while an investigation took place but has now reopened. 

Anyone who witnessed the incident or have dashcam footage, can call Essex Police on 101, quoting incident 369 of February 22 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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