Five-vehicle accident blocks lane on A12

Essex County Standard: Accident blocks lane on London bound A12 Accident blocks lane on London bound A12

An accident involving five cars blocked a lane on the A12 near Hatfield Peverel just before 7.30am this morning. 

The incident caused queues back to junction 25 at Marks Tey and involved a grey Range Rover, a black Volkswagen Polo, a silver Mercedes, a white Fiat 500 and a yellow Ford Fiesta. 

The road was blocked for around an hour and was cleared by 8.53am. 

Nobody was injured.

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1:12pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Rick Deckard says...

Glad that nobody was injured but I do not imagine for one minute that yet another prang on the A12 will stop the majority of motorists driving too fast and too close to each other.
I see this every day and it will be a matter of time before there is yet another serious injury or worse.
Either reduce the speed limit during peak periods or enforce the "tailgating" legislation that now exists.
Glad that nobody was injured but I do not imagine for one minute that yet another prang on the A12 will stop the majority of motorists driving too fast and too close to each other. I see this every day and it will be a matter of time before there is yet another serious injury or worse. Either reduce the speed limit during peak periods or enforce the "tailgating" legislation that now exists. Rick Deckard
  • Score: 6

5:26pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Conspiracy Theory says...

Its the daily Scalextrix A12.
Mainly women drivers, smoking, on the phone, high heels foot to the floor, driving turbo diesels with too much torque in the power band, screaming at the kids, putting their make up on. Cant wait to get rid of the hubby or the children, to go off to their coffee morning or aqua aerobics or some other fun (Toyboy).
To cap it all when they get back from the crash its OOOOOh Ive got a stiff neck, just contact old what's his name on Liars 4 U. Nice £5 Grand for my holiday this year.
What a blo*dy farce and we are all paying for this.
Its the daily Scalextrix A12. Mainly women drivers, smoking, on the phone, high heels foot to the floor, driving turbo diesels with too much torque in the power band, screaming at the kids, putting their make up on. Cant wait to get rid of the hubby or the children, to go off to their coffee morning or aqua aerobics or some other fun (Toyboy). To cap it all when they get back from the crash its OOOOOh Ive got a stiff neck, just contact old what's his name on Liars 4 U. Nice £5 Grand for my holiday this year. What a blo*dy farce and we are all paying for this. Conspiracy Theory
  • Score: -1

5:28pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Conspiracy Theory says...

Conspiracy Theory wrote:
Its the daily Scalextrix A12.
Mainly women drivers, smoking, on the phone, high heels foot to the floor, driving turbo diesels with too much torque in the power band, screaming at the kids, putting their make up on. Cant wait to get rid of the hubby or the children, to go off to their coffee morning or aqua aerobics or some other fun (Toyboy).
To cap it all when they get back from the crash its OOOOOh Ive got a stiff neck, just contact old what's his name on Liars 4 U. Nice £5 Grand for my holiday this year.
What a blo*dy farce and we are all paying for this.
Oh i forgot to say i am glad no one was hurt to.
[quote][p][bold]Conspiracy Theory[/bold] wrote: Its the daily Scalextrix A12. Mainly women drivers, smoking, on the phone, high heels foot to the floor, driving turbo diesels with too much torque in the power band, screaming at the kids, putting their make up on. Cant wait to get rid of the hubby or the children, to go off to their coffee morning or aqua aerobics or some other fun (Toyboy). To cap it all when they get back from the crash its OOOOOh Ive got a stiff neck, just contact old what's his name on Liars 4 U. Nice £5 Grand for my holiday this year. What a blo*dy farce and we are all paying for this.[/p][/quote]Oh i forgot to say i am glad no one was hurt to. Conspiracy Theory
  • Score: -1

7:55am Fri 6 Jun 14

Rick Deckard says...

And again this morning. 5 cars.Unbelievable. Dimwits.
And again this morning. 5 cars.Unbelievable. Dimwits. Rick Deckard
  • Score: 0

12:57pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Plausible Deniability says...

https://uk.screen.ya
hoo.com/video/playli
st/best-and-worst-pa
rking-videos/not-par
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4363.html

WOMEN DRIVERS!!!!

JUNCTION 26 ROUNDABOUT A12 THIS MORNING RUBBER NECK TAIL BACKS
ONE UP BACK OF THE OTHER 2 BRAND NEW CARS
GUESS WHAT 2 MORE WOMEN DRIVERS.
WHEN WILL YOU GET IT YOU LOT CANT DRIVE
WHY U GET CHEAPER INSURANCE THAN US BEGGARS BELIEF?
https://uk.screen.ya hoo.com/video/playli st/best-and-worst-pa rking-videos/not-par allel-park-car-13400 4363.html WOMEN DRIVERS!!!! JUNCTION 26 ROUNDABOUT A12 THIS MORNING RUBBER NECK TAIL BACKS ONE UP BACK OF THE OTHER 2 BRAND NEW CARS GUESS WHAT 2 MORE WOMEN DRIVERS. WHEN WILL YOU GET IT YOU LOT CANT DRIVE WHY U GET CHEAPER INSURANCE THAN US BEGGARS BELIEF? Plausible Deniability
  • Score: -1

1:15pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Rose77 says...

I can't help but laugh at the female driver bashing on this thread... oh the irony that 9 times out of 10 it's the middle-aged men that hog the middle lane. It's the same middle-aged men who like to keep a big gap between them and the car in front, braking unnecessarily hard when another car takes advantage of said gap and manouvres into it, causing a series of brake lights to come on behind them, simply because they can't adapt their driving during the rush hour. Of course there are a fair few women that drive in the same manner, but it's been a while since I saw any applying make-up etc. However, I have seen plenty of men using mobile phones to chat, text (a huge bug bear of mine!), sip coffee from a flask bigger than their heads (how do they see the road ahead?) or drive in a manner which suggests they are still half asleep... Neither sex is perfect behind the wheel!
I can't help but laugh at the female driver bashing on this thread... oh the irony that 9 times out of 10 it's the middle-aged men that hog the middle lane. It's the same middle-aged men who like to keep a big gap between them and the car in front, braking unnecessarily hard when another car takes advantage of said gap and manouvres into it, causing a series of brake lights to come on behind them, simply because they can't adapt their driving during the rush hour. Of course there are a fair few women that drive in the same manner, but it's been a while since I saw any applying make-up etc. However, I have seen plenty of men using mobile phones to chat, text (a huge bug bear of mine!), sip coffee from a flask bigger than their heads (how do they see the road ahead?) or drive in a manner which suggests they are still half asleep... Neither sex is perfect behind the wheel! Rose77
  • Score: 1

1:35pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Rick Deckard says...

Reduce the speed limit to 55 mph between 06:00 and 09:00 and properly police tailgating.
Rocket science it is not!
Reduce the speed limit to 55 mph between 06:00 and 09:00 and properly police tailgating. Rocket science it is not! Rick Deckard
  • Score: 0

10:17pm Sat 7 Jun 14

*TheVoice* says...

Rose77 wrote:
I can't help but laugh at the female driver bashing on this thread... oh the irony that 9 times out of 10 it's the middle-aged men that hog the middle lane. It's the same middle-aged men who like to keep a big gap between them and the car in front, braking unnecessarily hard when another car takes advantage of said gap and manouvres into it, causing a series of brake lights to come on behind them, simply because they can't adapt their driving during the rush hour. Of course there are a fair few women that drive in the same manner, but it's been a while since I saw any applying make-up etc. However, I have seen plenty of men using mobile phones to chat, text (a huge bug bear of mine!), sip coffee from a flask bigger than their heads (how do they see the road ahead?) or drive in a manner which suggests they are still half asleep... Neither sex is perfect behind the wheel!
That is what you say or perceive Rose, if you got the stats dear you would be surprised.
By the way, how do you define middle age?
The only people I can see that cannot adapt their driving, are ladies who drive with their foot or feet to the floor.
Having said that White/Silver Van Man fairs no better, of no particular age group I hasten to add.
Mr Deckard's theories may be a plausible one, these need to be looked into.
[quote][p][bold]Rose77[/bold] wrote: I can't help but laugh at the female driver bashing on this thread... oh the irony that 9 times out of 10 it's the middle-aged men that hog the middle lane. It's the same middle-aged men who like to keep a big gap between them and the car in front, braking unnecessarily hard when another car takes advantage of said gap and manouvres into it, causing a series of brake lights to come on behind them, simply because they can't adapt their driving during the rush hour. Of course there are a fair few women that drive in the same manner, but it's been a while since I saw any applying make-up etc. However, I have seen plenty of men using mobile phones to chat, text (a huge bug bear of mine!), sip coffee from a flask bigger than their heads (how do they see the road ahead?) or drive in a manner which suggests they are still half asleep... Neither sex is perfect behind the wheel![/p][/quote]That is what you say or perceive Rose, if you got the stats dear you would be surprised. By the way, how do you define middle age? The only people I can see that cannot adapt their driving, are ladies who drive with their foot or feet to the floor. Having said that White/Silver Van Man fairs no better, of no particular age group I hasten to add. Mr Deckard's theories may be a plausible one, these need to be looked into. *TheVoice*
  • Score: -2

7:02pm Mon 9 Jun 14

/@|_|@\ says...

Bloody idiots.

The (misogynistic) commenters I mean!
Bloody idiots. The (misogynistic) commenters I mean! /@|_|@\
  • Score: 1

12:41pm Tue 10 Jun 14

keith_l says...

The reason that female drivers used to get cheaper insurance premiums (until such practice was recently made illegal), was that insurance companies calculate premiums based on a risk assement using historic claim data from similar drivers. Over a long period of time, female drivers cost the insurance companies less than male drivers. This much is fact.

The reasons for it, however, are speculation, but probably include:
- on average women drive fewer miles per year than men;
- if a household has more than one car, in general the woman drives the cheaper and less powerful car;
- women have more accidents per mile driven than men, but they tend to be less serious.
The reason that female drivers used to get cheaper insurance premiums (until such practice was recently made illegal), was that insurance companies calculate premiums based on a risk assement using historic claim data from similar drivers. Over a long period of time, female drivers cost the insurance companies less than male drivers. This much is fact. The reasons for it, however, are speculation, but probably include: - on average women drive fewer miles per year than men; - if a household has more than one car, in general the woman drives the cheaper and less powerful car; - women have more accidents per mile driven than men, but they tend to be less serious. keith_l
  • Score: 0

7:42am Thu 12 Jun 14

MrsJojo says...

Well, one in the eye for the Misogynists on this comment section. I drive the A12 a lot and have only once had a very near miss. On the slip road from Witham to Hatfield Pev a man in a white van, on the 'phone, started pulling in to me to get in my lane. Had I not realised what was happening and sounded my horn he would have forced me off the road. Too busy chatting on the 'phone and didn't look - at all. Women driver indeed - it's just 'bad drivers'!
Well, one in the eye for the Misogynists on this comment section. I drive the A12 a lot and have only once had a very near miss. On the slip road from Witham to Hatfield Pev a man in a white van, on the 'phone, started pulling in to me to get in my lane. Had I not realised what was happening and sounded my horn he would have forced me off the road. Too busy chatting on the 'phone and didn't look - at all. Women driver indeed - it's just 'bad drivers'! MrsJojo
  • Score: 1

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