UPDATED: Two taken to hospital after A13 crash on westbound carriageway near Tilbury junction. Major delays.

By Neil Speight

19th Oct 2022 | Local News

AN incident on the westbound A13 just past the Tilbury Dock Road (A1089), first reported around 6.30am continues to cause traffic problems with eastbound queues as far back as past the Manorway junction at Stanford-le-Hope.

Two heavy goods vehicles were been involved in the collision.

One man was trapped in one of the vehicles. Firefighters worked hard to release the man, before leaving him in the care of the East of England Ambulance Service.

The road is likely to remain closed for some time while the area is made completely safe - if you're travelling this morning, please use an alternative route if you can.

A statement from Essex Police says: "We were called to reports of a collision involving two lorries and a car on the A13 near Tilbury at 6.05am today (Wednesday 19 October).

"One person has sustained a serious leg injury.

"If you have any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, then please get in contact with us. Please quote incident 154 of 19 October. You can let us know by submitting a report on our website or by using our online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm. Visit www.essex.police.uk/digital101 to find out more about our website reporting services. Alternatively you can call us on 101."

A statement from the East of England ambulance Service says: "We were called to the A13 at Orsett after receiving reports of a collision at around 6am today (Wednesday, 19 October).

"Two ambulances, an ambulance officer, the hazardous area response team and a car from the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance attended.

"Crews treated two patients at the scene before transporting them to Basildon and Thurrock Hospital for further assessment and care."

 It is expected delays will continue for some time and it has been reported that there has been a second crash in the vicinity.

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