Appeal for witnesses after two fatal collisions

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.

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