Man dies in Basildon road crash

Emergency services at scene of serious crash in basildon

Emergency services at scene of serious crash in basildon

First published in Echo News
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A MAN has died in a road crash after falling ill at the wheel.

Emergency services were called to Fenton Way in Basildon at around 9am this morning following reports a blue Vauxhall Astra had collided with an industrial unit.

Paramedics pronounced the driver, a man aged in his 50s and from Hornchurch, dead at the scene.

It is believed he had fallen ill moments before his car collided with the building.

Fire crews from Basildon attended the scene to make the vehicle safe.

Fenton Way, was shut for most of today while police officers investigated the incident.

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5:22pm Fri 3 Jan 14

runwellian says...

Sad start fro his family to a new year!
RIP
Sad start fro his family to a new year! RIP runwellian
  • Score: 21

8:59pm Fri 3 Jan 14

whataday says...

Tragic RiP
Condolences to his family
Tragic RiP Condolences to his family whataday
  • Score: 15

1:22am Sat 4 Jan 14

Devils Advocate says...

So sorry to read this, my condolences to this poor man's family and friends.
May he rest in peace.
So sorry to read this, my condolences to this poor man's family and friends. May he rest in peace. Devils Advocate
  • Score: 12

2:53pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Reckless_young_driver says...

He knew of his medical condition probably and continued to drive. Lucky he didn't take anyone else with him.
He knew of his medical condition probably and continued to drive. Lucky he didn't take anyone else with him. Reckless_young_driver
  • Score: -17

4:11pm Sun 5 Jan 14

suelandy says...

This happened right outside my firm and we saw the devastation on Friday. Thoughts with his family. Very sad...
This happened right outside my firm and we saw the devastation on Friday. Thoughts with his family. Very sad... suelandy
  • Score: 5

4:15pm Sun 5 Jan 14

runwellian says...

Reckless_young_drive
r
wrote:
He knew of his medical condition probably and continued to drive. Lucky he didn't take anyone else with him.
… and who said eh had a medical condition?

Don't make assumptions about folk you don't know and spare a thought fro his family!
[quote][p][bold]Reckless_young_drive r[/bold] wrote: He knew of his medical condition probably and continued to drive. Lucky he didn't take anyone else with him.[/p][/quote]… and who said eh had a medical condition? Don't make assumptions about folk you don't know and spare a thought fro his family! runwellian
  • Score: 14

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