Police close road in Thaxted following ‘serious accident’

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A ‘serious accident’ has forced the closure of a road in Thaxted.

Police have warned motorists to avoid the B184 Dunmow Road, between Mill End and Monk Street, after a crash led to the road being closed in both directions this afternoon (Tuesday).

A van and a car were involved in the crash, which happened shortly before 4pm. Firefighters used cutting equipment to free two men who were trapped – one in each vehicle.

Two ambulances, a response car, and paramedics from the East Anglian and Herts Air Ambulance services were called to the scene.

An East of England Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We’re treating two casualties who have been trapped in their vehicles for around an hour. They’ve suffered serious leg injuries and will be conveyed to hospital as soon as possible.”


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Police have said the road closure is expected to last “a few hours”.

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