TWO pedestrians have been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a hit and run in south Essex.

Essex Police are appealing for the public's help to identify a vehicle after a crash in Grays. 

Officers were called by ambulance service colleagues to the scene of a crash in Dock Road, at the junction with Marshfoot Road, shortly after 8.15pm yesterday evening. 

The vehicle involved left the scene and Essex Police say enquiries are continuing at pace to find it.

Two women have been taken to hospital with serious injuries and continue to receive treatment.

Detective Sergeant Steve Holmes, of the serious collision investigation unit, said: “The two women involved in this collision were crossing the road, at the crossing between Dock Road and Marshfoot Road, shortly before 8.15pm on Wednesday, November 8.

“They were involved in a collision with what witnesses have described as a black saloon car, potentially a BMW.

“We are urgently looking to find this vehicle and are carrying out a number of enquiries to do so.

“Anyone with any information, or anyone who witnessed this incident, is asked to come forward.

“In particular, I would ask anyone in the area who has been asked to make repairs to a vehicle with visible front-end damage over the past 24 hours to consider this appeal, and whether the vehicle matches the description given by witnesses.”

Anyone who may have witnessed anything or has any CCTV footage from the area is urged to contact Essex Police, quoting incident number 1095 of 8 November.