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Woman travelling to funeral dies in car accident
A woman from Hertfordshire has died after being involved in a car accident while travelling to a funeral.
Jacqueline Jackson was on the way from Barnet to Southend and was a front-seat passenger in her husband’s Nissan Primera when the incident occurred. Exact details of the road accident have not been released, but it is known that the car collided with a lorry on the A127 in Basildon, Essex.
The car was left trapped between the lorry and a crash barrier and emergency services rushed to the scene after receiving calls from shocked eyewitnesses. 51-year-old Mrs Jackson suffered serious personal injuries and died instantly, and her husband was taken to Basildon University Hospital with severe leg, arm and chest injuries.
The road was closed for five hours in both directions following the vehicle accident, and Essex Ambulance Service’s operations manager, Brad Lane, said, “The car was crushed between the lorry and the crash barrier and was left with severe damage.
“This was a very difficult job for everyone involved.”
The driver of the lorry, a 41-year-old local man, escaped the smash without injury but was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He was released on police bail while further enquiries are carried out.
Police are appealing for anybody who witnessed the fatal car accident to get in touch.