Driver flees the scene after crashing into a pedestrian

Police are appealing for witnesses to a crash in Witham that left a pedestrian seriously injured.

A black Ford Kuga failed to stop for police in Newland Street at 3.35pm today, Saturday, January 2, and collided with a pedestrian in Mill Lane.

The car failed to stop and was found in Stevens Road. The driver had left the scene and enquiries are ongoing to find them.

A police spokesperson said: “The pedestrian, a man aged in his 40s, suffered serious injuries. They are not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing.

“Witnesses to the collision or anyone in the area at the time who has dash cam or CCTV footage of a black Ford Kuga are asked to contact us quoting incident 634 of 2 January.

“You can contact us online at https://www.essex.police.uk where you can also speak to an operator using the Live Chat button between 7am-11pm or call 101.

“Or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or https://crimestoppers-uk.org

“We will be referring the matter to the Independent Office for Police Conduct as the car had failed to stop for police at the time of the collision.”

Essex Live