A 19 year-old woman has admitted causing a collision which left another teenager in a life-threatening condition.

Our officers responded to reports a black Ford Fiesta had left Creeksea Ferry Road in Canewdon at around 1.50am on Saturday 3 April and had come to stop in a ditch.

An 18 year-old woman sustained injuries which left her in a life-threatening condition.

The driver of the car, Louisse Chism, of Broomfield Avenue, Leigh-on-Sea was arrested and later charged.

Appearing at Basildon Crown Court on 25 November she admitted:

• Causing serious injury by dangerous driving;

• Failing to stop following a collision;

• Failing to report a collision;

• Driving without insurance;

• Driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence.

She is due to be sentenced at the same court on 10 January