Harlow man arrested on suspicion of drink-driving in Clacton

Crime / Sun 1st Aug 2021 at 04:28pm

Update and Clarification

From Essex Police

In July last year we provided a statement regarding a collision in St John’s Road, Clacton which took place shortly after 9.45pm on Monday 26 July 2021.

In that statement we said that a man and a woman had been injured which was not correct.

Only a man had been injured, there was no woman involved in the collision.

We apologise for the confusion and distress this has caused.

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a car crashed into a front garden before landing on its roof reports the Clacton Gazette.

Essex Police were called to reports of a serious smash in St John’s Road, Clacton, shortly after 9.45pm, on Monday.

Officers arrived at the scene alongside firefighters and paramedics and found a car had crashed into a homeowner’s front garden.

The fire crews were not required to take any action after establishing no-one was trapped inside the vehicle, despite it landing on its roof.

As a result of the crash, however, a man and a woman sustained injuries, which were not considered to be life-threatening.

Two ambulances were sent to the scene and one person was taken to Colchester Hospital for further care.

A 53-year-old man, from Harlow, was subsequently arrested on suspicion of drink driving.

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1 Comment for Harlow man arrested on suspicion of drink-driving in Clacton:

Julian Popple
2022-10-26 12:17:23

Dear Sirs I refer to the article below as I was the driver of the car My wife has read this... namely the following... As a result of the crash, however, a man and a woman sustained injuries, which were not considered to be life-threatening and this has caused problems within our relationship because it is suggesting that a women was also in the car but I was most definitely on my own The drivers door was so damaged that it would not open... I inspected the vehicle some time after in the storage facility in Colchester... I and I alone was pulled from the car from the passengers side and was the only one in the vehicle Could you please clarify the above before I continue... are you suggesting that a woman was in my vehicle ? If so from what source did you get this information Also when getting to hospital it was established that I had broken 12 ribs on my RHS bearing in mind that you only have 13 each side... I was in hospital 5 days and was in agony for several weeks and incapacitated for several month The blood test... which was done at the hospital at about 3am came back negative and no further action was taken by the police so I had not been drink driving I look forward to hearing from you in due course to clarify the above Yours sincerely Julian Popple