Witnesses sought after crash

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TWO "potentially vital" witnesses are being sought by police following a crash which has left a man fighting for his life.

The accident happened in Thorpe Hall Avenue,Thorpe Bay, when a male pedestrian was struck by a grey Toyota Yaris on Thorpe Hall Avenue shortly before 12:30pm on Thursday, December 13.

The 69-year-old man from Southend was airlifted to Romford’s Queens Hospital after sustaining serious head injuries. He remains there in a in a critical, life-threatening condition.

Police want to speak to a man who gave first aid at the scene as a witness, and also because the family would like to thank him.

He may have had a dark van.

There is also possibly a woman who approached police as they were talking to the injured pedestrian.

The driver of the Yaris, an 89-year-old man from Southend, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of careless driving and later released on police bail until Wednesday, March 13, 2013 pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information in connection with this road crash is urged to contact investigating officers at Laindon Road Policing Unit on 101.

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4:37pm Mon 17 Dec 12

cris300 says...

Did this happen on the pedestrian crossing there would anyone know? If so i have always had my doubts about its positioning. I do hope the chap recovers soon.
Did this happen on the pedestrian crossing there would anyone know? If so i have always had my doubts about its positioning. I do hope the chap recovers soon. cris300
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5:28pm Mon 17 Dec 12

shoebury52 says...

From what I saw he was at the crossing when the car came off the roundabout.
From what I saw he was at the crossing when the car came off the roundabout. shoebury52
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8:39am Tue 18 Dec 12

huedash says...

how many police cars does it take to respond to an incident of this nature...?
how many police cars does it take to respond to an incident of this nature...? huedash
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12:38pm Tue 18 Dec 12

pez1972 says...

it sems it takes seven police vehicles, and two ambulances!
it sems it takes seven police vehicles, and two ambulances! pez1972
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2:09pm Tue 18 Dec 12

RobertFS says...

at least those police are chasing criminals!
at least those police are chasing criminals! RobertFS
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2:10pm Tue 18 Dec 12

RobertFS says...

RobertFS wrote:
at least those police are chasing criminals!
sorry i meant 'aren't' chasing criminals!!
[quote][p][bold]RobertFS[/bold] wrote: at least those police are chasing criminals![/p][/quote]sorry i meant 'aren't' chasing criminals!! RobertFS
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