Chelmsford: Police appeal after pedestrian struck

Police and the East Anglian Air Ambulance at the scene of the road traffic collision on the Colchest

Police and the East Anglian Air Ambulance at the scene of the road traffic collision on the Colchester Road. - Credit: Archant

Police have appealed for witnesses after a man was seriously injured in a road collision at Chelmsford.

Officers were called at 6.33am today, Tuesday, October 8, after a collision involving a car and a pedestrian at Colchester Road.

The pedestrian, a man in his 30s and from Hatfield Peverel, received head, arm and leg injuries and was taken by air ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. His condition this afternoon remained life-threatening.

The road was closed between Boreham services and Sainsbury’s roundabout for about three hours while police collision investigators carried out initial enquiries.

The car driver, a man in his 50s and from Chelmsford, was arrested on suspicion of careless driving. He remained in custody this afternoon.

Any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police or anyone with information about events leading to the collision should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or email

A spokesperson for the East Anglian Air Ambulance said: “A man in his thirties has been airlifted to hospital by the East Anglian Air Ambulance following a road traffic incident in Chelmsford early this morning.

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“Dr Jenny Townsend and Critical Care Paramedic Gary Spitzer were flown to the scene, aboard Anglia Two, by Captain Nick Jones and landed just before 8am.

“The patient was already being treated by and EEAT land ambulance team and off duty EAAA medic Dr Tim Lightfoot.

“The air ambulance team assisted with the treatment before the patient was loaded on to the aircraft and flown to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge where his condition is said to be life threatening.

“We are unable to release any further information about this incident.”