‘Miracle no one was killed’ in Dunmow drink-drive crash which left two injured

Police were called to a three-vehicle collision in Dunmow's Market Place on Saturday evening.

Police were called to a three-vehicle collision in Dunmow's Market Place on Saturday evening. - Credit: Archant

Police have issued a reminder to motorists of the dangers of drink-driving following a collision in Dunmow which left two people injured and caused a large amount of damage to the vehicle involved.

A three-vehicle collision happened in Market Place at around 6.45pm on Saturday (December 6) which involved a Volkswagen Polo, Kia Rio and a stationary Vauxhall Vivaro van.

The driver of the Polo had to be cut from his vehicle by firefighters. He was taken to Broomfield Hospital for treatment.

A 52-year-old man from the Dunmow area sustained minor head injuries after being knocked to the ground returning to his van.

A 22-year-old man from the Dunmow area has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and released on police bail pending further enquiries.


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Sergeant Colin Shead from Chelmsford Roads Policing Unit said: “It is a miracle that no one was killed.

“The force of the impact knocked the Kia up onto the pavement before continuing and colliding with the van. Other nearby pedestrians were so lucky that they too weren’t struck.

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“It is clear that the message of not drinking and driving is not getting through to some people.”

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