Witham: Delays build after four car A12 smash

Witham: Delays build after four car A12 smash

Witham: Delays build after four car A12 smash

First published in News

FOUR vehicles have been involved in a crash on the A12 northbound.

The accident happened at 4.40pm between the Witham exits at junctions 21 and 22.

Fire crews from Witham and Tiptree attended the scene and helped make the vehicles safe and cleared up fuel.

No-one was seriously injured in the crash.

Traffic is queuing back as far as Boreham (junction 19) with delays of around 40 minutes as the carriageway is currently blocked.

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6:32pm Tue 20 Nov 12

fnagwaa says...

I have just got home after coming through this delay and I wonder why the Gazette have put a random picture of a fire engine taken on a sunny when the accident happened in the dark and rain?
I have just got home after coming through this delay and I wonder why the Gazette have put a random picture of a fire engine taken on a sunny when the accident happened in the dark and rain? fnagwaa
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9:22am Wed 21 Nov 12

The Yellow Peril says...

Because, fnagwaa, they use this very same picture each and every time they refer to the fire services in an article. I've lost the will to live, I really have!
Because, fnagwaa, they use this very same picture each and every time they refer to the fire services in an article. I've lost the will to live, I really have! The Yellow Peril
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9:23am Wed 21 Nov 12

KA-Wivenhoe says...

They provided the picture so that we know what a fire engine actually looks like.

Like the photo of the police car they alway use for the 'scene of an accident'.

Using stock pictures like this make me doubt just how up to date some of the news actually is!

For a 'Newspaper' this is not good enough. Print a true picture, or no picture at all.
They provided the picture so that we know what a fire engine actually looks like. Like the photo of the police car they alway use for the 'scene of an accident'. Using stock pictures like this make me doubt just how up to date some of the news actually is! For a 'Newspaper' this is not good enough. Print a true picture, or no picture at all. KA-Wivenhoe
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10:53am Wed 21 Nov 12

OMPITA [UK] says...

Come now Yellow Peril. We must give credit where credit is due………..

They did actually use a picture of a different fire engine in a report about an accident which occurred at 7:00 pm. .

What a shame however that no-one thought how stupid it looked to show a fire engine in bright sunshine in the middle of a field when reporting an accident that must have occurred more than two hours after sunset in London Road!
Come now Yellow Peril. We must give credit where credit is due……….. They did actually use a picture of a different fire engine in a report about an accident which occurred at 7:00 pm. [See Braintree: ‘Man trapped after crash’ 9:41pm Thursday 8th November]. What a shame however that no-one thought how stupid it looked to show a fire engine in bright sunshine in the middle of a field when reporting an accident that must have occurred more than two hours after sunset in London Road! OMPITA [UK]
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11:19am Wed 21 Nov 12

Ozzie says...

Obviously, the queues were so long that the men in the fire engine had been sitting there since the summer!

Traffic queues... that is news? Colchester is virtually gridlocked from 7.30 a.m. until 7 p.m. each and every weekday. Maybe the picture of a stationery shiney red fire engine is a little questionable at this time of year.
Obviously, the queues were so long that the men in the fire engine had been sitting there since the summer! Traffic queues... that is news? Colchester is virtually gridlocked from 7.30 a.m. until 7 p.m. each and every weekday. Maybe the picture of a stationery shiney red fire engine is a little questionable at this time of year. Ozzie
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4:49pm Wed 21 Nov 12

concernedrefuture says...

There will continue to be accidents on the A12 until the speed limit is reduced! One can get far more vehicles per mile - traveling at say 55mph and much more safely - than you can when all are speeding at 80mph+ - it's known as "the box effect".
There will continue to be accidents on the A12 until the speed limit is reduced! One can get far more vehicles per mile - traveling at say 55mph and much more safely - than you can when all are speeding at 80mph+ - it's known as "the box effect". concernedrefuture
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5:03pm Wed 21 Nov 12

Libetia says...

I keep thinking of Viz whenever the Gazette use a stock photo to portray an incident when they don't have a picture of the actual event.

"A fire engine, like one that probably attended the incident".
I keep thinking of Viz whenever the Gazette use a stock photo to portray an incident when they don't have a picture of the actual event. "A fire engine, like one that probably attended the incident". Libetia
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