Crash on A13 causes traffic chaos

A CRASH on the A13 left motorists facing traffic chaos.

The crash happened early on Friday morning when at least one vehicle is believed to have struck the central reservation at the Five Bells interchange at Basildon.

One carriageway was closed while repairs were carried out but the closures led to queuing traffic across Basildon and on the A127.

*This story will be updated as we have more details.

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11:52am Fri 5 Oct 12

Basildon.lad.21 says...

Went past this about 30mins ago, and looking at the state of the car, and emergency services on the scene, it looks as if this driver will not get out of it alive. Very badly crushed. It appears it has been in a collision with a lorry.
Went past this about 30mins ago, and looking at the state of the car, and emergency services on the scene, it looks as if this driver will not get out of it alive. Very badly crushed. It appears it has been in a collision with a lorry. Basildon.lad.21

4:40pm Fri 5 Oct 12

bob7 says...

Is this the same accident as one very early this morning or another one? One lane near where the snack bar is located was shut at 07:00. No sign of any vehicles but the armco was flattened.
Is this the same accident as one very early this morning or another one? One lane near where the snack bar is located was shut at 07:00. No sign of any vehicles but the armco was flattened. bob7

4:55pm Fri 5 Oct 12

cathyw says...

A13 about 12 ish we went past 2 lorries and a red van that had been in an accident. the traffic was bad, being diverted along the A128 ( I think) and on the way home traffic was still bad. but nit sure if that was due to the same accident or not.
A13 about 12 ish we went past 2 lorries and a red van that had been in an accident. the traffic was bad, being diverted along the A128 ( I think) and on the way home traffic was still bad. but nit sure if that was due to the same accident or not. cathyw

7:27pm Fri 5 Oct 12

bob7 says...

Just read the report of a man being arrested after a second crash. Not a good day to be on the A13.
Just read the report of a man being arrested after a second crash. Not a good day to be on the A13. bob7

11:42pm Fri 5 Oct 12

Shoot Ferals says...

Theres never a good day on the A13, any accident has the same effect choas; when the A13 ran through Pitsea 40 years ago and you had to go round the roundabot with the staute on it outside Lloyds bank it was still a crap road, in 30 years time nothing will have changed....all due to the same reasons crap drivers and to much speed.
Theres never a good day on the A13, any accident has the same effect choas; when the A13 ran through Pitsea 40 years ago and you had to go round the roundabot with the staute on it outside Lloyds bank it was still a crap road, in 30 years time nothing will have changed....all due to the same reasons crap drivers and to much speed. Shoot Ferals

6:33am Sat 6 Oct 12

Brunning999 says...

Someone please tell me this was not the same crash that caused mayhem with traffic using the A127 at 6pm the same a matter of 8 hours later?
Someone please tell me this was not the same crash that caused mayhem with traffic using the A127 at 6pm the same a matter of 8 hours later? Brunning999

9:03am Sat 6 Oct 12

maywood says...

Shoot Ferals wrote:
Theres never a good day on the A13, any accident has the same effect choas; when the A13 ran through Pitsea 40 years ago and you had to go round the roundabot with the staute on it outside Lloyds bank it was still a crap road, in 30 years time nothing will have changed....all due to the same reasons crap drivers and to much speed.
Hmmmmmm I was comeing back from London towards Stamford le Hope.Approching the Tilbury turn off Blue lights come on,to cut story short,I pulled into the BP Garage,reason for the stop,I was asked "why are you only doing 50mph"?.
[quote][p][bold]Shoot Ferals[/bold] wrote: Theres never a good day on the A13, any accident has the same effect choas; when the A13 ran through Pitsea 40 years ago and you had to go round the roundabot with the staute on it outside Lloyds bank it was still a crap road, in 30 years time nothing will have changed....all due to the same reasons crap drivers and to much speed.[/p][/quote]Hmmmmmm I was comeing back from London towards Stamford le Hope.Approching the Tilbury turn off Blue lights come on,to cut story short,I pulled into the BP Garage,reason for the stop,I was asked "why are you only doing 50mph"?. maywood

4:25pm Sat 6 Oct 12

Audioman says...

What's wrong with the A13 ?? and why do
drivers always crash on it ???
They must be in a hurry to get somewhere !!!
What's wrong with the A13 ?? and why do drivers always crash on it ??? They must be in a hurry to get somewhere !!! Audioman

11:22am Sun 7 Oct 12

APR says...

It will probably end up like the A127, with average speed cameras.
It will probably end up like the A127, with average speed cameras. APR

11:41am Sun 7 Oct 12

tatersalad says...

Brunning999 wrote:
Someone please tell me this was not the same crash that caused mayhem with traffic using the A127 at 6pm the same a matter of 8 hours later?
This was not the same crash that caused mayhem with traffic using the A127 at 6pm. There, I told you.
[quote][p][bold]Brunning999[/bold] wrote: Someone please tell me this was not the same crash that caused mayhem with traffic using the A127 at 6pm the same a matter of 8 hours later?[/p][/quote]This was not the same crash that caused mayhem with traffic using the A127 at 6pm. There, I told you. tatersalad

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