Shocking photos show aftermath of serious crash on major Essex road

Essex Police has issued an update on a serious crash on the A13 last night (Tuesday, January 12).

The crash is believed to have happened at around 9.30pm on the Southend bound carriageway just before the Orsett Cock turn off.

Before the arrival of emergency services, members of the public provided first aid and comfort to those involved in the collision.

Motorists stuck in the traffic caused by the crash reported that multiple fire crews and police vehicles attended the scene shortly after.

Late last night, just after officers arrived at the scene, Essex Police published pictures from the roadside and stressed the importance of motorists wearing a seatbelt when travelling in a vehicle.

The driver of this vehicle escaped without serious injury
(Image: Essex Police)

The pictures show the severely damaged car on its roof in the carriageway.

The update was shared on the Essex Police- Thurrock district Facebook page.

It read: “This evening, officers were at the scene of a serious Road Traffic Collision on the A13 at Orsett. Fortunately, neither of the drivers sustained serious injuries…..this shows the clear importance of why seatbelts are required….to protect YOU!

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“We thank the patience displayed in motorists, as the emergency services, highways agency and recovery agents got to work.

“We would also like to extend a special and very big thank you to the members of the public who stopped at the scene prior to emergency services arrival, providing first aid and comfort to those involved in the collision.”

As per the government’s latest guidance, we are reminded to only leave home for essential reasons and avoid unnecessary travel.

Essex Live