Driver fails to stop as three are injured in Orsett Cock crash

Echo: Driver fails to stop as three are injured in Orsett Cock crash Driver fails to stop as three are injured in Orsett Cock crash

THREE people, including a five-year-old boy, were injured in a terrifying crash at the Orsett Cock roundabout in which the driver of one vehicle involved failed to stop.

A Ford C-Max ended up on its roof after being forced to swerve to avoid another vehicle on a slip road leading to the roundabout.

The driver of the other vehicle - who had pulled out from behind a stationary highways maintenance vehicle that was placing a diversion - then drove off, leaving the battered Ford on the embankment.

A man, a woman and a five-year-old boy from Romford were taken to Basildon Hospital and treated for whiplash type injuries.

The crash happened on the A13 Southend-bound exit slip for the A128 at around 9.15pm on Tuesday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Pc Mark David at Chigwell road policing unit on 101.

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11:34am Thu 19 Dec 13

mustnt grumble says...

There's no excuse for running away from causing an accident, especially when people could have been and in this case were injured without staying to help. Accidents are that, accidents. This reads as a case of careless driving without any care or attention followed up cowardice.
There's no excuse for running away from causing an accident, especially when people could have been and in this case were injured without staying to help. Accidents are that, accidents. This reads as a case of careless driving without any care or attention followed up cowardice. mustnt grumble

11:16pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Mikkel1 says...

WHY have police stopped patrolling like they used to?

Prevention is Better than cure.
WHY have police stopped patrolling like they used to? Prevention is Better than cure. Mikkel1

1:46pm Fri 20 Dec 13

EthanEdwards says...

Probably someone driving with no tax / insurance and unregistered in a disposable £50 car.
Only a Plod on the ground will be able to stop that, not a Gatso and unlike a Gatso they are very few on the ground. So it's far too easy a thing to get away with.

When the average fine for no insurance is up to £150 and the average premium £300+ it's easy to see why people do it.
Probably someone driving with no tax / insurance and unregistered in a disposable £50 car. Only a Plod on the ground will be able to stop that, not a Gatso and unlike a Gatso they are very few on the ground. So it's far too easy a thing to get away with. When the average fine for no insurance is up to £150 and the average premium £300+ it's easy to see why people do it. EthanEdwards

3:50pm Sun 22 Dec 13

d_2da_ougle says...

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3:52pm Sun 22 Dec 13

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