Sunday 19 August 2018

Six injured after car ploughs into pedestrians

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Independent.ie Newsdesk

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A pedestrian is fighting for their life in hospital after a car ploughed into a group of people.

Police in Essex said the vehicle collided with six pedestrians on Furtherwick Road, Canvey Island, at around 4.10pm.

The East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) said one casualty in a critical condition, and another with a potentially life-changing leg injury had been flown to London hospitals.

One person was taken to Basildon and Thurrock Hospital in a stable condition and two others were taken to Southend Hospital in a serious condition.

Jon Moore of EEAST, said: "The emergency services and critical care teams worked extremely quickly and professionally together at this incident to ensure patients received the right care as swiftly as possible."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

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