Update: A12 blocked near Chelmsford while firefighters cut crash victim from vehicle

Three people were injured in a collision involving a lorry and a Volkswagen Transporter van on the A

Three people were injured in a collision involving a lorry and a Volkswagen Transporter van on the A14 eastbound exit slip road for the A142 (Exning) shortly after 12.50pm today. - Credit: Archant

The fire brigade had to cut a casualty out of a vehicle after a serious crash on the A12.

It happened around 5.40pm on the northbound carriageway between J18 for the A414 and J19 for the A138.

The crash involved a car and a lorry and it is believed one of the vehicles was stationary at the time of the incident.

Congestion at one stage was backing up to J15 (Three Mile Hill) with the road completely closed to allow the firefighters to work.

They used specialist cutting equipment to free the casualty who was out of the vehicle by 6.19pm. Ambulance crews were on the scene by 6.10pm.