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Braintree: Police appeal after crash leaves man with serious head injuries
5:23pm Thursday 17th October 2013 in News
Police are appealing for witnesses to a head-on road crash which has left an elderly motorist critically ill in hospital.
The collision happened in Bradwell when a silver Toyota Yaris and a black Peugeot 206 struck each other on the A120 shortly before 3.30pm yesterday.
The Yaris was being driven towards Braintree while the Peugeot towards Coggeshall.
The Yaris driver, an 80-year-old man from Braintree, suffered serious head and shoulder injuries.
He was taken to Broomfield Hospital by paramedics and is currently in a critical, but stable condition.
The driver of the Peugeot, a 31-year-old woman from Ipswich in Suffolk, is currently in a stable condition after sustaining a serious back injury.
She too was taken to Broomfield Hospital by paramedics.
Investigating Officer, Pc Allan Discombe, said: "We’re not sure where the Yaris had originated from. We’re keen to speak to others who had been following it along the A120 or along country roads before it joined the main road between 3pm-3.30pm yesterday afternoon.”
A section of the road was closed for approximately 90 minutes while the vehicles were recovered.
Anyone with information in connection with this road crash is urged to contact investigating officers at Stanway Road Policing Unit on 101.
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