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Firefighters battle to save crash woman
6:47pm Monday 15th October 2012 in Echo News
THIS was the scene this afternoon as firefighters spent more than an hour cutting a woman free from a car wreckage following a head-on crash.
Her red Nissan Micra collided with a white van on Clay Hill Road, Basildon, at around 2.30pm.
She was taken to Basildon Hospital shortly after 3.30pm with suspected fractures to both her arms and legs. The East of England Ambulance Service said the woman was in a serious but stable condition.
The driver of the white van was not injured but he was taken to hospital as a precaution.
Police put in road closures at the Clay Hill Road and Sparrows Herne roundabout, and at Gun Hill and Swallow Dale while the vehicles were recovered and casualties were taken to hospital.
An Essex Police spokesman said an investigation into the cause of the crash has been launched and appealed for witnesses to come forward. Anyone who saw what happened should call Basildon police station on 101.