PLANS are in the pipeline to improve safety at an accident hotspot in Colchester town centre.

Three people were treated by paramedics after a crash near the St Botolph’s roundabout on Tuesday at 7.30pm.

Earlier this month a driver had to be cut free after a crash near the roundabout, which serves Southway, Mersea Road, St Botolph’s Street, Magdalen Street and the Britannia car park.

A spokesman for Essex County Council said: “We have aspirations to carry out improvements to St Botolph’s roundabout.

“The design work is under way.”