Two motorists in hospital after five-vehicle crash on A12 near Dedham causes major delays

Crash on the A12 northbound between Dedham and Stratford St Mary.
October 24 2014

Crash on the A12 northbound between Dedham and Stratford St Mary. October 24 2014 - Credit: Archant

Two motorists were in hospital today after a five-vehicle crash on the A12 near the Suffolk/Essex border caused major delays this morning.

Crash on the A12 northbound between Dedham and Stratford St Mary.
October 24 2014

Crash on the A12 northbound between Dedham and Stratford St Mary. October 24 2014 - Credit: Archant

The collision on the A12 northbound between Dedham and East Bergholt at 7.30am reportedly brought traffic to a standstill during the morning rush hour.

An ambulance spokesman said two motorists involved in the crash were treated by paramedics and taken to Colchester General Hospital. One suffered a minor laceration to the face, and the other suffered minor injuries, he said.

He said the air ambulance was not called to the scene.

Essex Police earlier said officers were called to the incident and that five vehicles were involved in the collision.

The crash took place between junction 30 and junction 31. Heavy congestion was reported at junction 29, near Ardleigh.

The road had fully re-opened by 12pm.

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Duty Locality Officer Stuart Rhin, of the East of England Ambulance Service, said: “Both patients were in different vehicles. One man suffered minor cuts to his head and the other had minor injuries, so we were boarded them as a precaution and took them to Colchester Hospital for further care.”