Drivers facing long delays as five-car crash brings traffic to a halt

Gazette: Southbound A12 blocked by three-vehicle accident Southbound A12 blocked by three-vehicle accident

MOTORISTS are facing long delays after a three-vehicle crash closed the southbound A12

The crash occurred at 5pm at junction 26 at Eight Ash Green but two lanes are still closed. 

An Essex Police spokesman said the accident had been caused by a lorry driving into the back of another vehicle.

About five cars were involved.

Three fire crews from Colchester and one crew from Tiptree freed a person trapped inside a vehicle.

The vehicles involved are awaiting recovery.

Queues are stretching beyond junction 29, Ardleigh Crown.

The incident has had a knock-on effect on town centre traffic, which is busy near to North Station, Cowdray Avenue, Balkerne Hill and Avenue of Remembrance. 

For the latest traffic information, click here.

 

 

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7:38pm Thu 22 May 14

mike... says...

As a car driver i'm loathed to ask for it but there's no chance of the government investing the money required to make this road a three lane motorway anytime soon (if ever) so reduce the speed limit to 50mph.

Cars, vans and lorries all doing the same speed will reduce the accident count instantly. It won't take anyone any longer to get anywhere as there's pretty much an accident on there every day.
As a car driver i'm loathed to ask for it but there's no chance of the government investing the money required to make this road a three lane motorway anytime soon (if ever) so reduce the speed limit to 50mph. Cars, vans and lorries all doing the same speed will reduce the accident count instantly. It won't take anyone any longer to get anywhere as there's pretty much an accident on there every day. mike...
  • Score: 12

8:19pm Thu 22 May 14

The-Professionals says...

I hope everyone is ok and no punter is badly hurt.....But i mean for F**K sake nearly every other day....its getting ridiculous...i went from eight ash green to halstead road, remembrance ave...balkerene hill lexden road... the avenue...i tried butt road back down the avenue, lexden road, then church lane, dugard ave and stanway just to get out of colchester...I thought the Le Colchester 24 Hours Race did not start until the weekend?
What has happened to Operation Excellence Essex Police?
I presume Mr Yorkie was not eating their chockie bar when they hit the car up the jackise?
Its got to be like the USA now govern their engines to 55MPH. I drive at 60 and they still come belting past me.
I lost £300 tonight that's nearly 2 weeks wages for me during bad times.
Bal*ocks !
I hope everyone is ok and no punter is badly hurt.....But i mean for F**K sake nearly every other day....its getting ridiculous...i went from eight ash green to halstead road, remembrance ave...balkerene hill lexden road... the avenue...i tried butt road back down the avenue, lexden road, then church lane, dugard ave and stanway just to get out of colchester...I thought the Le Colchester 24 Hours Race did not start until the weekend? What has happened to Operation Excellence Essex Police? I presume Mr Yorkie was not eating their chockie bar when they hit the car up the jackise? Its got to be like the USA now govern their engines to 55MPH. I drive at 60 and they still come belting past me. I lost £300 tonight that's nearly 2 weeks wages for me during bad times. Bal*ocks ! The-Professionals
  • Score: 12

8:24pm Thu 22 May 14

SOMETHING2SAY says...

Its not about how many lanes...nor the speed...its about the bloody idiots who dont watch / look / take notice. A recent survey of the A12 saw over 600 pulled for speeding / careless driving / using mobiles / including banned / drinking/drugs / no mot / no insurance / no road tax. !! All roads are only as safe....as the people using them !!! The A12 has no blindspots ..no hazard bends ..its the A12...not a bloody " Scaletrix " track.....l. Use it carefully and drive wisely...thats all it takes !!!!
Its not about how many lanes...nor the speed...its about the bloody idiots who dont watch / look / take notice. A recent survey of the A12 saw over 600 pulled for speeding / careless driving / using mobiles / including banned / drinking/drugs / no mot / no insurance / no road tax. !! All roads are only as safe....as the people using them !!! The A12 has no blindspots ..no hazard bends ..its the A12...not a bloody " Scaletrix " track.....l. Use it carefully and drive wisely...thats all it takes !!!! SOMETHING2SAY
  • Score: 30

5:00pm Fri 23 May 14

The Truth Hurts* says...

complete utter chaos all over the shop and oh no its not my fault 4 cars and a yorkie eating his bar?
what a load of tripe stuck in traffic 1 hour to go 3 miles very funny just cant slow down.
nice little whiplash claim after though holiday deposits due?
complete utter chaos all over the shop and oh no its not my fault 4 cars and a yorkie eating his bar? what a load of tripe stuck in traffic 1 hour to go 3 miles very funny just cant slow down. nice little whiplash claim after though holiday deposits due? The Truth Hurts*
  • Score: 2

10:33pm Fri 23 May 14

mike 96 says...

whilst waiting for a bus the other day in Ipswich Rd,noticed drivers eating a sandwhich,another a banana another on the phone and the last one SHAVING!!!!! That says it all about todays drivers.It was 8.45am
whilst waiting for a bus the other day in Ipswich Rd,noticed drivers eating a sandwhich,another a banana another on the phone and the last one SHAVING!!!!! That says it all about todays drivers.It was 8.45am mike 96
  • Score: 1

5:47am Sat 24 May 14

Rhinestone Cowboy* says...

The Truth Hurts* wrote:
complete utter chaos all over the shop and oh no its not my fault 4 cars and a yorkie eating his bar?
what a load of tripe stuck in traffic 1 hour to go 3 miles very funny just cant slow down.
nice little whiplash claim after though holiday deposits due?
yep
[quote][p][bold]The Truth Hurts*[/bold] wrote: complete utter chaos all over the shop and oh no its not my fault 4 cars and a yorkie eating his bar? what a load of tripe stuck in traffic 1 hour to go 3 miles very funny just cant slow down. nice little whiplash claim after though holiday deposits due?[/p][/quote]yep Rhinestone Cowboy*
  • Score: 0

8:05am Sun 25 May 14

The Six Million Dollar Man* says...

samething happened yesterday outside lakeside at guess what time 5.30pm. the slip road on the a13. to the m25 east or west to the tunnel an idiot in an mx5 mazda spun a complete 360 in a puddle hit another car, guess what driving really slowly oh yeh?
tailbacks all the way to lakeside right down to ikea. 5.30 on Saturday afternoon bank holiday weekend. 45 minutes to go 1.25 miles. really funny hey?
samething happened yesterday outside lakeside at guess what time 5.30pm. the slip road on the a13. to the m25 east or west to the tunnel an idiot in an mx5 mazda spun a complete 360 in a puddle hit another car, guess what driving really slowly oh yeh? tailbacks all the way to lakeside right down to ikea. 5.30 on Saturday afternoon bank holiday weekend. 45 minutes to go 1.25 miles. really funny hey? The Six Million Dollar Man*
  • Score: 1

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