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Road traffic collision - van hits shop front

Old Road, Clacton-on-Sea
06/05/2018 @ 09:33
Incident Number: 76821
In attendance: 1 x Clacton, 1 x Weeley, Urban Search and Rescue


Firefighters were called to the scene of a road traffic collision this morning.

On arrival, crews reported that a van had collided with the front of a shop.

The officer in charge immediately requested the support of Urban Search and Rescue to help stabilise the building and make the area safe.

Crews evacuated residents of the flats above the shop premises as a precaution.

Firefighters then worked alongside the Ambulance Service to allow them to access the man.

The front of the shop has been badly damaged by the collision.

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