Auto crash leaves six pedestrians badly injured

Police at the scene in Essex

Three air ambulances were called and multiple ambulances after the crash close to the seafront in Canvey Island.

One is critical, one is described as having suffered life-changing injuries and the other four are have serious injuries, the Essex force said. Three were still being treated at separate hospitals in Essex and London yesterday.

The two occupants of the auto abandoned the vehicle and fled the scene.

The 17-year-old boy, from Canvey, was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by risky driving, failing to stop after an accident and driving while unfit through drink or drugs. He now remains in custody for questioning.

The 18-year-old man, also from Canvey, was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by unsafe driving, driving while unfit through drink or drugs, aggravated vehicle taking, theft of a motor vehicle, failing to stop after an accident, failing to report an accident and driving without insurance.

One person is fighting for their life and others are injured after a vehicle hit six pedestrians.

RCMP exchange fire with robbery suspects, charges laid
Police chased the van, and it finally stopped just west of Delmas and police said at that point a shot was sacked from the van. BACKGROUND: In apprehending suspects in a Lashburn robbery Saturday, RCMP were called upon to use a police dog and weapons.

None of the injuries sustained by the pedestrians is believed to be life-threatening, the police said.

The Essex andHerts Air Ambulance has attended a serious accident in Canvey (stock image).

Ambulance service spokesman Jon Moore said: "The emergency services and critical care teams worked extremely quickly and professionally together at this incident to ensure patients received the right care as swiftly as possible". Nonetheless, they have referred the case to the Independent Office for Police Complaints "under the criteria of there being..."

"A section of the road is now closed and we ask people to please avoid the area".

Five men aged in their early 20s were taken to various hospitals across Essex and London.

"We ask people to please avoid the area while this work continues".

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