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Car crash leaves several people trapped and road closed

17th September 2013
Posted by Gateway 97.8

A major road on Canvey was closed on Monday afternoon following a crash.

The A130 Canvey Way, one of only two routes onto the island, had been closed following an accident involving a single vehicle at around 1:30pm, which left the road and ended up in a ditch.

Emergency services arrived at the scene where several people were believed to be trapped in a Peugeot car. Firefighters from Canvey and Rayleigh Weir assisted paramedics in releasing the casualties and they were out by 2:25pm.

The road was closed between Sadlers Farm roundabout and Waterside Farm roundabout before re-opening at 3:20pm, but surrounding routes still remained heavily congested as traffic was being diverted via Benfleet.

It is not known what condition the casualties are in.