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Essex: Road shut as driver leaves car in middle of A12
1:15pm Thursday 31st October 2013 in News
Police were forced to close the northbound A12 today after a broken down car was abandoned in a live lane.
A blue Ford Mondeo was left in lane one at about 11.45am between junction 18 Sandon and junction 19 Boreham.
Traffic officers closed the road and recovered the vehicle, which had been locked and left with hazard lights on.
Sgt Colin Shead said: "It beggars belief why the driver of this vehicle thought it was ok to leave the car in a live lane of an A road which has a speed limit of 70mph.
"We are fortunate to have only had to drag the vehicle to a safe place and recover it and not deal with a serious or fatal road collision.”
Officers are making enquiries to identify the owner of the vehicle and will look to report the driver for leaving a vehicle in a dangerous position.
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