Romford man arrested after car driven 'wrong way' on A13 and crashed

Police say the silver Audi Q7 drove the wrong way on the A13 and crashed after failed to stop for officers in Thurrock

Police say the silver Audi Q7 drove the wrong way on the A13 and crashed after failed to stop for officers in Thurrock - Credit: Essex Police

A Romford man has been arrested after a car was reportedly driven the wrong way on the A13 before colliding with other vehicles.

Essex Police said a silver Audi Q7 failed to stop for officers on the major road near Stanford-le-Hope in Thurrock shortly before 1pm on Saturday (February 19).

The car was then driven the wrong way on the A13 before crashing around 1.25pm.

Police say the collision involved a number of other vehicles, and no one was seriously injured.

Two men were arrested, including a 23-year-old from Romford, on suspicion of dangerous driving, theft of a motor vehicle, failing to stop when directed, and money laundering.

The man and a 31-year-old from Aveley have been released under investigation.

Anyone who saw the incident or has dashcam footage is being urged to contact Essex Police.

Visit www.essex.police.uk to submit a report online or use the “live chat” feature to speak to an operator between 7am-11pm.

Alternatively, call 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously via crimestoppers-uk.org/ or on 0800 555 111. When making a report, quote “incident 616 of 19 February”.