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Woman freed from car following head-on collision
4:30pm Wednesday 24th July 2013 in News
A WOMAN has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving following a head-on crash in Great Bentley.
The driver of the other vehicle, a woman in her 20s, has been left with serious injuries and had to be cut free from her car by fire crews.
Emergency services were called to the B1027 at Hollybush Hill, near to its junction with Dial Road, at about 2.30pm, following a collision between a black Renault Clio and a black Audi.
Two fire crews from Clacton, an ambulance and a rapid response vehicle was called to the scene.
A spokesman for Essex Police said: “A woman in her 20s was taken to Colchester General Hospital with serious injuries, which are not thought to be life threatening.
“The driver of the Clio, a 30-year-old woman from Colchester, was subsequently arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and remains in police custody.”
A spokesman for Essex County Fire and Rescue Service said two crews from Clacton were called to the scene.
They used specialist cutting equipment to free the woman by 3.55pm.
Motorists were caught in long delays as the road was closed in both directions while emergency services dealt with the incident.