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A13 pile up causes late night traffic chaos
10:52am Friday 10th August 2012 in News
FOUR men have been taken to hospital with serious injuries following a crash on the A13.
The incident happened between the junction for Stanford-Le-Hope and the Five Bells interchange on the A13, shortly before 8pm on Thursday night.
Some motorists were stuck in traffic for over an hour-and-a-half whilst emergency services rushed to the scene.
The road reopened just after 10.30pm.
The collision involved three cars, a grey Ford Fiesta, a white Volkswagen Beetle and a Peugeot 206.
Later on Tuesday night, eye witnesses at the scene took to Twitter to say that one of the cars had been travelling very fast moments before the crash.
Thurrock councillor Phil Anderson, who was also on the road at the time, tweeted saying: "A13 Stanford solid for last hour, we are all stopped on carriageway. All three services have come through, doesn't look good..."
A police investigation is continuing. Witnesses can contact PC Jason Mowbrey at the Laindon road policing unit on 101.