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Updated: Three injured after crash in Prince Avenue Southend
Three people have been injured after a car smashed into a shop in Southend.
The black Ford Escort was travelling out of Southend on the A127 at Prince Avenue at 11.20am today when it left the road, went over the central reservation and hit a man sitting on a moped outside the Kegra scooter shop.
The car then hit the shutters on the Prince Food and Wine off-licence.
Three men were injured - two suffered leg injuries and the third had minor injuries.
The East of England Ambulance Service received several 999 calls from passers-by stating a car has collided with a shop front and people were injured.
Three ambulances, a rapid response car, a duty officer, the trusts hazardous area response team and the Hertfordshire Air Ambulance raced to the scene.
Ambulance service spokesman Gary Sanderson said: “We treated three casualties at the scene, two of which have received lower limb fractures and the third is believed minor.”
The road is currently closed between Hobleythick Lane and Cuckoo Corner while investigations are ongoing.
Motorists reported traffic was stretching back to Kent Elms corner just after the incident.
The road was reopened just after 4pm today - five hours after the crash.
The 40 year-old Ford Escort driver, from Southend, has since been arrested by police on suspicion of dangerous driving and driving whilst unfit through drink and drugs.
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