Two women taken to hospital after smash closes B184 near Saffron Walden

PUBLISHED: 16:44 02 March 2016 | UPDATED: 17:48 02 March 2016

An accident has closed the B184 Thaxted Road in both directions at Howlett End

An accident has closed the B184 Thaxted Road in both directions at Howlett End

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Two women have been taken to hospital following a crash this afternoon (March 2) which closed the B184 Thaxted Road in both directions at Howlett End.

The two vehicle accident occurred opposite the White Hart hotel at just before 3pm, closing the road between People’s Lane and Mill Road in the Essex hamlet.

Two ambulances and two fire crews attended the scene and the firefighters from Saffron Walden were able to release two women who were trapped in their car by 4.38pm.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said that one of the women suffered a neck injury and one had injured her hand.

One of the women was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, while the other went to Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford.

Four people were involved in the accident but none of the injuries are thought to be life threatening.

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