Great Horkesley: Four Injured In Smash

Police want to hear from a biker and a group of cyclists who saw a crash in north Essex.

The smash happened in Great Horkesley when a grey VW Golf and a white Vauxhall Corsa struck each other head-on on the A134 Nayland Road near the Rose & Crown Hotel shortly before 9am on Saturday, July 27.

The male Golf driver, who is aged in his 30s and from the Hadleigh area, suffered a serious foot injury while his two female passengers also had a variety of injuries. All three were taken to Colchester General Hospital by land ambulance.

The two women were transferred to Cambridgeshire's Addenbrookes Hospital on Sunday (July 28). They are both Australian citizens who are in the UK on holiday, visiting friends. They, together with the man at the Colchester hospital, remain in stable conditions.

The female driver of the Corsa, a Colchester woman in her 50s, was airlifted to Addenbrookes Hospital after sustaining a serious leg injury. She is in a stable condition. She was the only occupant in the Corsa.

Investigating Officer, Pc Bob Colbert, said: "At the moment, we only have one independent witness to this serious crash. We are particularly keen to speak to a group of cyclists who were sitting on a nearby grass verge who were certainly watching the emergency services at work, but who may have also seen the moments before the collision. Furthermore, we know a motorcyclist drove around the smashed cars as they travelled towards the Suffolk border. Again, they are a key witness and would like them to contact us. We need to know what caused this crash."

Any witnesses to the crash are asked to contact Essex Police?'s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101.

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