Woman dies in head-on crash

By James HoreA MOTORIST has been killed after she was involved in a horrific head-on crash with a van. The accident happened on the B184 at High Roding, near Great Dunmow, when the woman's Renault 5 Campus was involved in a collision with a blue Vauxhall Combo van.

By James Hore

A MOTORIST has been killed after she was involved in a horrific head-on crash with a van.

The accident happened on the B184 at High Roding, near Great Dunmow, when the woman's Renault 5 Campus was involved in a collision with a blue Vauxhall Combo van.

The two vehicles had been travelling in opposite directions when the accident happened at about 5pm on Tuesday.


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Bonnie Day, 20, of Wood Lane, Ongar, was driving the Renault 5 and she was airlifted to Colchester General Hospital with serious head injuries, but later died.

The van driver, a 31-year-old man from Great Dunmow, was taken to Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, with serious internal injuries. He was in a serious but stable condition yesterday.

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Two ambulances, the air ambulance, a rapid response vehicle and a paramedic manager were sent to the crash scene.

Dean Jay, paramedic, said: “The van came to rest upside down in a field after going over a ditch and the car had suffered massive damage and there was a fire in the engine.

“The woman driver was in a state of cardiac arrest and had suffered multiple injuries. The crews managed to get her heart restarted before flying her to Colchester General Hospital in a critical condition.

“A trauma team was awaiting her arrival. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of ambulance and hospital staff, she died later.”

An Essex Police spokesman said the road had been closed for about four hours after the accident.

james.hore@eadt.co.uk

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