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Brentwood drivers urged to avoid A12 interchange after accident

PUBLISHED: 17:17 15 November 2013 | UPDATED: 17:18 15 November 2013

A 60-year-old man was taken to hospital after the accident

A 60-year-old man was taken to hospital after the accident

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Brentwood motorists are urged to avoid the Brook Street interchange with the A12 after a truck driver smashed into the central reservation this afternoon.

The incident, involving a 60-year-old driver, occurred just before 2.15pm between junctions 11 and 12 on the northbound section of the dual carriageway.

One lane of the road is open on both sides and highways officers are working to clear the debris.

A spokesman for Essex Police said the incident caused damage to the central reservation and lamp columns, which affected both carriageways.

They are asking motorists to follow other routes during rush hour.

A second driver, of a Vauxhall van, collided with some of the debris caused by the first accident, but was not injured.

The truck driver was taken to Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, suffering from minor injuries.

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