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Video: Pensioner dies after crash in High Road, Benfleet
A PENSIONER has died following an accident in Benfleet this morning.
The 83-year-old suffered fatal injuries when he was in collision with a car in High Road.
He was taken to Southend Hospital by ambulance, where he was declared dead.
The incident happened near to the junction with Hope Road at about 7.10am and involved a black BMW. Road closures remain in place.
The driver of the BMW, a 28-year-old man from Canvey, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs.
Any witnesses who have not already spoken to police should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A diversion has been set up via Brook Road, Fleet Road and Green Road.
First Bus is diverting services. A spokesman said: "We cannot serve High Rd. Service 21/27 diverting via Essex Way. Service 22 diverting via Canvey Way."
The road reopened at about 11.30am.
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