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Veolia waste truck crashes with car in Essex

A woman had to be cut out of her car after colliding with a Veolia Environmental Services refuse truck in Stanford-Le-Hope, Essex.

The vehicles crashed at 9.20 on 25 March on Waltons Hall Road. The 27-year-old woman driver, who was driving a silver VW Polo, was on her way to Stanford-Le-Hope with a 13-year-old boy passenger. The green and white rubbish truck was driving in the opposite direction towards Linford.

According to Essex Police, the woman was taken to Basildon Hospital to get treatment for a broken leg and broken ribs. The boy was treated at hospital for cuts and whiplash. The two men in the rubbish truck were also taken to hospital but were not injured.

A VES spokesperson said: "At approximately 9.20am one of our refuse vehicles was involved in a serious incident at Butts Lane, Stanford- Le- Hope.

"Our vehicle was struck by an oncoming car near a bend in the road.  We called the emergency services and our staff administered first aid to the teenage passenger who had minor injuries.  The driver was taken to hospital by ambulance and we wish her a full recovery.

"We take all health and safety issues very seriously and a full investigation will be carried out in line with our normal procedures."


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