Child seriously injured during crash in Coldnailhurst Avenue, Braintree

Stock image of police in Coldnailhurst Avenue, Braintree. Picture: ANDREW PARTRIDGE

Stock image of police in Coldnailhurst Avenue, Braintree. Picture: ANDREW PARTRIDGE

A 10-year-old boy has been flown to hospital with “serious” and “life-changing” injuries after he was involved in a crash in Essex.

A car and a children’s scooter collided in Coldnailhurst Avenue, Braintree at around 4pm today.

Officers are currently at the scene and a road closure has been put in place between Queens Road and Boleyns Avenue.

A spokesman for Essex Police said the boy had been taken to hospital by air ambulance with “life-changing injuries that are serious, but not believed to be life-threatening”.

Witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage is asked to contact Pc Matthew Turner at Stanway Roads Policing on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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