AN elderly woman has died from injuries sustained in a road accident on Canvey around 10am on Saturday, February 15.

The pedestrian, who is believed to have lived locally, was struck by a blue Ford Focus at the junction of Mitchells Avenue and Gains Close.

She sustained a head injury and was treated by paramedics before being taken to Basildon Hospital, but sadly died just hours later.

The female car driver was uninjured and a section of Mitchells Avenue remained closed until approximately 3.30pm.

Any witnesses to this fatal crash are urged to contact Essex Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01245 240590 or email