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Lorry hits central reservation causing tailbacks
7:50am Monday 7th October 2013 in Echo News
MUCH of the A12 has reopened after a serious crash on the trunk road at Marks Tey this morning.
The incident happened at 1.15am, near to Old London Road in Marks Tey, when an articulated lorry went out of control on the southbound carriageway, crossed the central reservation and overturned across the northbound lanes.
The route between junction 25 at Marks Tey and junction 19 at Boreham was closed overnight and during the morning rush hour.
Northbound car and van drivers are now able to access the A12 between Boreham and junction 24 at Kelvedon North, where a diversion is signposted.
That route is still closed to heavy goods vehicles, who must follow a signed diversion along the A130, A131 and A120 from Boreham.
The road is fully open to drivers going southbound, except between junction 25 at Marks Tey and junction 24 at Kelvedon North, where traffic is down to one lane.
It is expected the whole road will be open from 6pm.
Essex Police has arrested the driver of the lorry on suspicion of careless driving and drink or drug-driving.
He still receiving hospital treatment.
Firefighters were called to the scene shortly after 1.15am this morning to release two men trapped following the incident.
In total, three people were taken to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.
One person suffered a leg, arm and facial injuries, and another was also left with facial injuries.
The third person suffered minor injuries.
Two of the injured people were taken to Colchester Hospital and the other was taken to Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford.
Police are appealing for anyone who saw the incident to contact PC Phil Pringle at Stanway road policing office on 101.
* A ROAD between Colchester and Tiptree is partially blocked after a mobile crane went off the road.
The B1022 is partially blocked between Harborough Hall Road and Roundbush Corner, in Birch.
Police are directing traffic on the road, which is much heavier than usual because of traffic being diverted away from the A12.
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