Thursday, July 18, 2024

Police appeal after fatal collision on A13

ESSEX Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision on the A13 yesterday (Saturday).

Officers were called to the Pitsea flyover shortly before 2:30pm on Saturday, 1 July following reports of a serious collision involving one vehicle. 

A passenger of the car, a 18-year-old girl sadly died at the scene. Her family are aware and will continue to receive support from specialist officers. 

The other four occupants of the car remain in hospital, two of them are in a critical condition.

Police assisted colleagues in from Essex Fire and Rescue and the ambulance service and the road underneath the flyover had to be temporarily closed due to dangers around debris falling. 

The A13 was closed for a number of hours but reopened around 11pm last night.

Detective Sergeant Sam Nason from our Serious Collision Investigation Unit said “This was a tragic collision, and our thoughts are with those involved. 

“We are continuing multiple enquiries this morning including speaking with witnesses and reviewing CCTV and dashcam.

“We believe there were a number of witnesses, many of whom helped those involved. We are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this collision or have any CCTV or dashcam to get in contact.” 

If you have any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, then please get in contact with us.

You can let us know by submitting a report on our website or by using our online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

Visit www.essex.police.uk/digital101 to find out more about our website reporting services.

Alternatively you can call us on 101.

In an emergency always call 999.

If you would like to make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity @CrimestoppersUK, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.

Please quote incident 781 of 1 July when providing any information to make sure it gets to the right person as quickly as possible.’ 

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