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Coggeshall Road Braintree closed after woman and bus collide

Coggeshall Road in Braintree is closed after a crash involving a woman and a bus earlier this afternoon. Picture: Archant

Coggeshall Road in Braintree is closed after a crash involving a woman and a bus earlier this afternoon. Picture: Archant

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Police are at the scene of a serious collision between a woman and a bus in Braintree today.

Essex Police were called to the scene in Coggeshall Road at 1.40pm after reports of a collision between a woman and a bus.

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The road is closed between Wheatley Avenue and Bartram Avenue North and police say it is expected to stay closed for several more hours.

Police urge anyone with information or dash cam footage to call the Serious Collision Investigations Unit on 101 quoting incident 611 of 16/09 or report information online by visiting www.essex.police.uk


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Four car crash closes A148 Cromer Road at Bodham

One person has been seriously injured in a crash on the Cromer Road, A148. Picture: Google Maps

One person has been seriously injured in a crash on the Cromer Road, A148. Picture: Google Maps

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The Cromer Road has reopened after a collision between four cars has forced it to close for more than three hours.

A crash on the Cromer Road at Bodham has closed the road in both directions. Picture: Google MapsA crash on the Cromer Road at Bodham has closed the road in both directions. Picture: Google Maps

Police were called to the A148 Cromer Road in Bodham at 7.42am on Wednesday, September 16, following reports of a crash involving four vehicles.

A man is understood to have suffered serious injuries in the collision which was also attended by the fire and ambulance services.

The road was reopened shortly before 11.30am.

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Police spoke to driver two hours before fatal Harthill Services crash

Police spoke to driver two hours before fatal Harthill Services crash

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Police carried out a breath test on a man two hours before he died in a collision with a stationary lorry, according to the police watchdog.

It found that police officers acted appropriately in their interaction with the man on 29 March.

The 36-year-old died when his car hit a HGV at a Lanarkshire service station.

The independent Police Investigations and Review Commission said officers had earlier spotted the man’s car parked dangerously on the A1 in Edinburgh.

He told officers he was tired, and had taken headache tablets which he had washed down with alcohol, the report added.

The man told them he had left his home address in England and was moving to a relative’s home in Fife.

Officers carried out roadside tests, including a breath test, which was negative.

They escorted him to a safe car park in Edinburgh where he told them he would rest before continuing his journey.

About two hours later, police received a report the man had died in a collision with a stationary articulated lorry at Harthill Services on the M8.

CCTV showed the car did not slow down as it left the motorway for the service station before hitting a kerb and colliding with the lorry.

The Pirc report said it was not known why the man did not take action to avoid the collision and, in the circumstances, the offices “acted in accordance with police procedures”.

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