UPDATED: Elderly pedestrian dies after being hit by car in Canvey

Echo: Fatal road crash in Canvey High Street Fatal road crash in Canvey High Street

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 collisionappeal@essex.pnn.police.uk

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4:01pm Sat 15 Feb 14

Keptquiettillnow says...

How sad. RiP
How sad. RiP Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: 13

4:07pm Sat 15 Feb 14

John T Pharro says...

Rip poor lady and her family. This is a dreadful road layout. As a driver you are blinded by the advertising boards in the garage, there is a garage entrance that cars emerge from far too close to the junction and cars frequently block the carriageway emerging from it and an almost totally square junction entrance frequently results in vehicles chopping the corner and/or mounting the kerb. Get something sorted before there is another fatal accident.
Rip poor lady and her family. This is a dreadful road layout. As a driver you are blinded by the advertising boards in the garage, there is a garage entrance that cars emerge from far too close to the junction and cars frequently block the carriageway emerging from it and an almost totally square junction entrance frequently results in vehicles chopping the corner and/or mounting the kerb. Get something sorted before there is another fatal accident. John T Pharro
  • Score: 22

4:20pm Sat 15 Feb 14

ReverendLovejoy says...

Awful news, RIP and thoughts with the family.

I also have my thoughts with the drive, she must be mortified. It was a pure accident and she will be beating herself up to no end.
Awful news, RIP and thoughts with the family. I also have my thoughts with the drive, she must be mortified. It was a pure accident and she will be beating herself up to no end. ReverendLovejoy
  • Score: 14

5:06pm Sat 15 Feb 14

Devils Advocate says...

Very sad news. Condolences to relatives and friends of this poor lady. She is at peace now.
Very sad news. Condolences to relatives and friends of this poor lady. She is at peace now. Devils Advocate
  • Score: 7

6:16pm Sat 15 Feb 14

You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat says...

John T Pharro wrote:
Rip poor lady and her family. This is a dreadful road layout. As a driver you are blinded by the advertising boards in the garage, there is a garage entrance that cars emerge from far too close to the junction and cars frequently block the carriageway emerging from it and an almost totally square junction entrance frequently results in vehicles chopping the corner and/or mounting the kerb. Get something sorted before there is another fatal accident.
How dare you mention now, after this tragedy, the fact you think, it's the garage which is at fault, if thats the case, why didnt you do or say anything before ?
Or is it a case of you jumping on the what if band wagon, you sad old man
[quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: Rip poor lady and her family. This is a dreadful road layout. As a driver you are blinded by the advertising boards in the garage, there is a garage entrance that cars emerge from far too close to the junction and cars frequently block the carriageway emerging from it and an almost totally square junction entrance frequently results in vehicles chopping the corner and/or mounting the kerb. Get something sorted before there is another fatal accident.[/p][/quote]How dare you mention now, after this tragedy, the fact you think, it's the garage which is at fault, if thats the case, why didnt you do or say anything before ? Or is it a case of you jumping on the what if band wagon, you sad old man You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat
  • Score: -38

6:35pm Sat 15 Feb 14

You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat says...

Rest in Peace, my thoughts are with friends and family.
Rest in Peace, my thoughts are with friends and family. You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat
  • Score: 8

9:43pm Sat 15 Feb 14

fredfoot says...

May I suggest you all stop trying to point the finger on who fault it was, as a very good friend of the family none of you know the circumstances of want went on I do!
May I suggest you all stop trying to point the finger on who fault it was, as a very good friend of the family none of you know the circumstances of want went on I do! fredfoot
  • Score: 10

2:18pm Sun 16 Feb 14

elm0742 says...

I think people should remember that this may just be a piece of news to them but this is somebodies mum, nan, aunt, friend. She was a member of my family and think people should maybe consider the feelings of people that are grieving before making comments. Of course people are entitled to their opinions but should maybe keep them to themselves when the comments they are making are not very justified and could cause further upset to the family and friends.
I think people should remember that this may just be a piece of news to them but this is somebodies mum, nan, aunt, friend. She was a member of my family and think people should maybe consider the feelings of people that are grieving before making comments. Of course people are entitled to their opinions but should maybe keep them to themselves when the comments they are making are not very justified and could cause further upset to the family and friends. elm0742
  • Score: 12

6:48pm Sun 16 Feb 14

fredfoot says...

elm0742 wrote:
I think people should remember that this may just be a piece of news to them but this is somebodies mum, nan, aunt, friend. She was a member of my family and think people should maybe consider the feelings of people that are grieving before making comments. Of course people are entitled to their opinions but should maybe keep them to themselves when the comments they are making are not very justified and could cause further upset to the family and friends.
Thanks very much I quite agree.
[quote][p][bold]elm0742[/bold] wrote: I think people should remember that this may just be a piece of news to them but this is somebodies mum, nan, aunt, friend. She was a member of my family and think people should maybe consider the feelings of people that are grieving before making comments. Of course people are entitled to their opinions but should maybe keep them to themselves when the comments they are making are not very justified and could cause further upset to the family and friends.[/p][/quote]Thanks very much I quite agree. fredfoot
  • Score: 4

6:13am Mon 17 Feb 14

Keptquiettillnow says...

John T Pharro wrote:
Rip poor lady and her family. This is a dreadful road layout. As a driver you are blinded by the advertising boards in the garage, there is a garage entrance that cars emerge from far too close to the junction and cars frequently block the carriageway emerging from it and an almost totally square junction entrance frequently results in vehicles chopping the corner and/or mounting the kerb. Get something sorted before there is another fatal accident.
Nobody really knows what happened, but in all honesty road design is catering for cars only. There really needs some radical thinking from our planners to put pedestrians before cars in town centres.
So many deaths are needless.
Once again, RiP
[quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: Rip poor lady and her family. This is a dreadful road layout. As a driver you are blinded by the advertising boards in the garage, there is a garage entrance that cars emerge from far too close to the junction and cars frequently block the carriageway emerging from it and an almost totally square junction entrance frequently results in vehicles chopping the corner and/or mounting the kerb. Get something sorted before there is another fatal accident.[/p][/quote]Nobody really knows what happened, but in all honesty road design is catering for cars only. There really needs some radical thinking from our planners to put pedestrians before cars in town centres. So many deaths are needless. Once again, RiP Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: 1

8:18pm Mon 17 Feb 14

mag1968 says...

Very sad. Did the driver mount the pavement ?.
Very sad. Did the driver mount the pavement ?. mag1968
  • Score: 0

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