Man Dies Following Waste Collection Vehicle Collision

A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, after a man in his 30s was killed during a road collision involving a waste collection vehicle in Essex, yesterday (18 February). 

Polic and ambulance crews were called Thurrock council’s St Clements depot in Grays on Wednesday (February 18) after reports that a refuse collection vehicle and a heavy goods vehicle had been involved in a collision at around 7.45am.

A man in his 30s, the passenger in the refuse collection vehicle, was treated by ambulance crews but sadly died at the scene.

Two other council employees were taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The road A1090 Oliver Close was closed whilst forensic investigations took place and re-opened just after 2pm.

Thurrock Council – “Following today’s tragic incident Thurrock Council will co-operate with the emergency services in their investigations and carry out its own inquiry into how such a horrific event happened and to ensure any lessons are learned”

A 40-year-old man from Grays has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He has been released on police bail pending further enquiries until May 20, 2015.

A statement from Thurrock Council said: “Following today’s tragic incident Thurrock Council will co-operate with the emergency services in their investigations and carry out its own inquiry into how such a horrific event happened and to ensure any lessons are learned.”

Chief executive of the Council, Graham Farrant, visited the scene as soon as he was informed what had happened.

Council Leader, Cllr John Kent, said: “At present, of course, details are confused, but first and foremost our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those involved and we will do what we can to make sure they have all the help and support they need.”

Any witnesses, or anyone with information about the circumstances leading to the collision, should contact the Essex Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or email collisionappeal@essex.pnn.police.uk


 

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