A tanker carrying 4,200 litres of argon gas and 1,000 litres of CO2 has been involved in a crash with two other vehicles on the A14. The accident happened at the Catthorpe junction with the M1 at around 8.40 this morning. Emergency services were called, the road remains closed.
Specialist hazard teams were called, but as the gases are not a danger to the environment they are being allowed to vent naturally.
Police in Essex are appealing for witnesses after two fatal collisions on Friday. A male driver, believed to be in his 30s and from Chelmsford, died after his silver Citroen Xsara was in collision with a silver Volkswagen Caddy just before 6.45pm on the A414 Ongar Road in Writtle.
The female driver of the van suffered serious leg injuries and was taken by ambulance to Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford. In the second collision in Buckhurst Hill a motorbike rider in his 20s died at the scene.
His blue Yamaha was in collision with a black Renault Trafic van outside Monkhams public house, at about 9.50pm. A 33-year-old man from Romford was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, and released on bail.
Man suffers serious injuries after crash in Norfolk
Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision at Hilborough in Norfolk. At around 12.20am on Saturday 17th November, a white Citroen Dispatch van crashed into a tree on Water End Road. A man in the van suffered serious facial injuries and was taken to the West Suffolk Hospital.
One person remains in a critical condition in hospital, and three others are described as "serious but stable" following a crash on the A11 in Thetford Forest.
A coach carrying almost fifty teenagers back home from a school field trip collided with a car yesterday afternoon.
The four passengers in the black Mercedes car were airlifted to Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, one has since been transfered to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.
Five teenagers on board the coach who were also taken to West Suffolk hospital in Bury St Edmunds with minor injuries, they have since all been discharged. Suffolk Police are appealing for any witnesses to the crash to come forward.
Residents fear fatal crossing accident won't be the last
by Russell Hookey
People living near the level crossing in Norfolk where a car and train collided yesterday say it's only a matter of time before it happens again.
The driver of the Kia car, named locally as Rod Wheeler, was killed as his vehicle crossed the tracks between Littleport and Downham Market on the line from King's Lynn to Kings Cross. Russell Hookey reports