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Two people injured after road traffic collision on Second Avenue in Harlow

Crime / Sat 9th Dec 2023 at 08:26pm

Update: Essex Police statement

“We were called to reports of a collision on Second Avenue, Harlow, at about 5.50pm on Saturday 9 December.

At the scene we found two cars had been involved in a collision and the road was obstructed.

Two people reported injuries at the scene and were taken to hospital for further assessment.

“We left the scene at about 9pm”.

2000 hrs:

ESSEX Police has closed off Second Avenue after a reported road traffic collision.

The road is closed from the A414 to Howard Way.

At the time of reporting, a car was being loaded onto a tow truck.

The relevant emergency services press offices have been contacted for more details.

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12 Comments for Two people injured after road traffic collision on Second Avenue in Harlow:

james nicholson
2023-12-09 20:35:27

Road traffic incident is a nice way of putting it from what we saw, one car was crumpled at the front

Keith Broad
2023-12-09 22:55:30

How does this happen on a straight road, with only one adjoining road from the farm

Gerry
2023-12-10 10:24:00

It's caused by the excessive speed on that road, it's a 40 limit that nobody adheres to, and Essex Pol never have cameras on.

David
2023-12-10 11:51:06

So many people do an illegal right turn into aldi or they go to the next junction to do a u- turn, a serious accident waiting to happen, a young motorcyclist has already lost his life there, it needs a camera.

David
2023-12-10 11:56:01

Gerry there is a cctv camera high up by the farm but it was put there I believe to monitor the bus lane, not sure if its any longer in use, the road runs right behind my house, more often or not its used like a race track.

Charlie
2023-12-10 18:20:04

Ref to David's comment about illegal right turns into Aldi. Same thing goes on at the exit from the Liesurezone. Vehicles come charging out and turn right towards town instead of going left and down to the next roundabout and coming back. As for accidents waiting to happen, ref to the traffic lights where the students cross over to the college. Lost count of the number of times students surge across in front of the buses, not bothering to look if the lights are in their favour or not. Surely an underpass would be much safer, although when the crossing was first put in place, I thought there was money available for a bridge over the road. But that idea soon dried up.

Simon
2023-12-10 23:59:49

I Was 2 vehicles behind the crash but a van was in front of me didn’t see it but heard the crash was there till the ambulance and police turned up so many nice people that stop to help didn’t look good at all but was wondering if anyone knows how the bloke in the car is as would like to know if he is ok

Simon
2023-12-11 00:09:03

Reference to James Nicholson I was there yes the car was totalled but from what I saw and the lady that was helping him said his legs where free he is lucky to be alive

Cp
2023-12-11 11:11:39

This is the road that goes past the farm with Nicholls field tower opposite and not the road near Aldi?

David
2023-12-11 13:36:41

Cp, I was just generalising regard aldi junction, so many impatient people nowadays on the roads, if I'm honest if I didn't need my car for work I'd throw in the towel.

Mr Grumpy
2023-12-11 14:07:07

On my commute to and from work, I regularly observe ....... 1) Vehicles with no lights on in rain or subdued visibility conditions 2) Vehicles driving to close to each other 3) Risks being taken (I am guilty of this too) because of very slow drivers, ie 35mph on a 60mph road forcing you to overtake. In short, if people stop being stupid, things might improve on the road.

Jo Carrington
2023-12-12 14:57:05

They definitely need some sort of traffic control, even speed camara's. The No. 10 bus stops there but you can't get across the road for love or money and now they have closed the underpass what is the point of the bus stopping.

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