Ebene News – GB – Live: Man dies after serious accident left road closed

According to the police, the road “will be closed for several hours until this evening”

A fatal collision closed a key road at Waltham Abbey, Essex this afternoon (Thursday, May 6)

The A121 Dowding Way is a major road south of the town of Epping Forest, and Essex Police have warned its closure will result in “major traffic congestion” in and around the area

This afternoon Essex Police confirmed the crash happened before noon involving a car and truck, and sadly the driver of the car had died

A full Essex Police statement read: “Man died in collision at Waltham Abbey

“There were reports of a car and truck colliding shortly before noon at Dowding Way

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“We need anyone who saw what happened or has dash cam footage to contact us on 101 citing incident 386 of May 6 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111”

Essex Police have now sadly confirmed that a man has died as a result of today’s crash on Dowding Way

“There were reports of a car and truck colliding shortly before noon at Dowding Way

“We need anyone who saw what happened or has dash cam footage to contact us on 101 citing incident 386 of May 6 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111”

According to a tweet from Essex County Council’s Twitter account, Essex Travel News, the crash between the car and the truck happened near the Sewardstone roundabout, west of the road

UPDATE – Waltham Abbey – Dowding Way closed in both directions due to car and truck accident near Sewardstone roundabout

“There were reports of a car and truck colliding at Dowding Way shortly before noon

“The road is currently closed and we expect it to remain closed for much of the afternoon

“We need anyone who saw what happened or has dash cam footage to contact us on 101 citing incident 386 of May 6 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

The accident happened on the A121 Dowding Way, between the Sewardstone Road roundabout and junction 26 of the M25

This is a route often used by residents of Waltham Abbey to join and leave the M25, and as such it will be very disruptive during rush hour

Currently, motorists are being forced to divert via Honey Lane and Farm Hill Road, causing traffic jams in downtown Waltham Abbey

It is strongly recommended that motorists allow a lot of extra time for their journey to take this into account

Smaller roads nearby handle the extra traffic in the area, but there are considerable delays in Waltham Abbey

Essex Police have asked anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact them, especially if they have dashcam footage

The following is the only comment they made on the script, made via the Epping Forest Essex Police Twitter page

If you witnessed this collision or have footage from the dashcam, please contact the police and quote EP-20210506-03862 of 2

Essex Police have warned motorists will experience delays throughout the afternoon and into the evening

We have contacted Essex Police as well as the Eastern England Ambulance Service for more information, and we will bring that information to you when we have it

Waltham Abbey, Dowding Way, accident, Essex

Ebene News – GB – Live: Man dies after serious accident left road closed

Source: https://www.essexlive.news/news/essex-news/live-m25-waltham-abbey-traffic-5381665