Woman receives serious head injury after road traffic incident on Southern Way

Communities / Tue 14th Mar 2017 at 08:35pm

1230 hrs

Statement from Essex Police

ESSEX Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious road traffic collision in Southern Way, Harlow, at around 7.30pm yesterday, Tuesday, March 14.

A 47-year-old woman, from Harlow, was crossing the road with her family when she was struck by a silver Ford Focus, which failed to stop at the scene and drove off towards the A414.

The victim was taken to hospital with serious head injuries. She is described as being in a stable condition with life changing injuries.

The car would have been damaged during the collision and the wing mirror was smashed. Any garages approached about repairs are asked to contact police.

Anyone with information about a damaged silver Ford Focus should also get in contact with Dc Jenny Pirie at the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Boreham on 101 or email [email protected].

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

1000 hrs

Statement from East of England Ambulance Service: “We received a call yesterday at 7.22pm to reports of an RTC involving a pedestrian on Southern Way in Harlow.

“We dispatched an ambulance crew which arrived within six minutes of the call and treated a woman, believed to be in her 50s, for a serious head injury before taking her to Princess Alexandra Hospital for further care.

2200 hrs

Southern Way still closed from Parnall Road to Lower Meadow.

There is no apparent car or cars at the location but there appears to be what appears to be items of clothing in the middle of the road.

Police have stated that it may be closed for some time.

We are awaiting responses from both the ambulance service and Essex Police.

Southern Way 1

Parnall Road

2030 hrs

Report of Southern Way closed in Harlow close to Staple Tye.

More follows.

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