A WOMAN suffered life-threatening injuries on the A1160 Queensway between Chancellor Road and Queensway Underpass over the A13 this morning.

Ambulance and police crews were called to the scene at around 5am after concerns were raised about the women’s wellbeing. She is believed to have suffered serious leg and head injuries and has been taken to Southend University Hospital where her condition is described as “life-threatening”.

The road was closed to motorists on both sides following the incident.  

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “The A1160 Queensway between Chancellor Road and Queensway Underpass over the A13 is closed to motorists on both sides.

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“We were called to concerns for a woman on Queensway, Southend at around 5am today (Tuesday, May 3).

“We attended and found a woman with serious head and leg injuries.

“She has been taken to hospital in a life-threatening condition.”

They added: “We need anyone who saw anything or has any CCTV, dash cam, or doorbell footage to contact us.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service added: “We were called to the Queensway, Southend at around 5am following reports of concern for a women.

“An ambulance and senior paramedic in a support vehicle were sent to the scene. The patient was transported to Southend University Hospital.”

It is not known where exactly the woman was found but it follows two deaths which happened at Queensway, in February this year and in July 2020.  

Ian Gilbert, leader of Southend Council, said: “I’m still not sure of the details of exactly where it was but all I can say is this is extremely sad.

“Our thoughts are with the person and their families.”

If you have any information on this incident you can submit a report online at www.essex.police.uk or use the 'Live Chat' button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

Police can also be reached on 101, or you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.