Warning over driving on flooded roads after four cars come off A120 near Takeley

PUBLISHED: 15:29 27 February 2017 | UPDATED: 11:34 28 February 2017

A tractor helps to pull free a car following a crash on the A120 westbound at Takeley on Monday, February 27. Photo: Sgt Colin Shead/Essex Police

A tractor helps to pull free a car following a crash on the A120 westbound at Takeley on Monday, February 27. Photo: Sgt Colin Shead/Essex Police

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Drivers have been warned of the dangers of flooded roads after four cars aquaplaned off the A120 within minutes of each other.

Four cars involved in collision on A120 at Takeley on February 27 2017. Photo: Sgt Colin Shead/Essex PoliceFour cars involved in collision on A120 at Takeley on February 27 2017. Photo: Sgt Colin Shead/Essex Police

Emergency services were called to the westbound carriageway just before the Takeley turn-off at 11.40am on Monday, February 27, after the vehicles all left the road in the same place.

A Jaguar, a Ford Focus, a Porsche and an Audi were all involved.

A passenger in the Porsche was hit by the Audi as the car’s occupants walked back towards the other vehicles.

The woman, aged 35, was taken to Broomfield Hospita, Chelmsford, but later discharged with minor injuries.

Essex Police were helped by a local farmer, Mr Rea, whose tractor helped to recover the vehicles, and officers said they were “extremely grateful” for his assistance.

The East of England Ambulance Service sent a rapid response vehicle, and ambulance officer and the trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team to the scene.


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