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Man charged with careless driving after Maldon crash leaves child seriously injured

PUBLISHED: 13:39 26 June 2018 | UPDATED: 13:39 26 June 2018

The incident happened at around 6pm in King Street, Maldon Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

The incident happened at around 6pm in King Street, Maldon Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

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A man has been charged in connection with a crash in Essex which left a four-year-old girl with serious injuries.

A blue BMW was reported to have collided with a number of vehicles in King Street, Maldon, before hitting the child on Sunday.

Two men were arrested at the scene.

Joseph Oliver, 29, of Witham Road, Wickham Bishops, has been charged with careless driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision.

He was due to appear before Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court this morning.

A 27-year-old man who was also arrested has been told he will face no further action in relation to a number of driving offences.

He was also arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a Class B drug and has been released under investigation in connection with this.

The girl remains in hospital with serious injuries, a spokesman for Essex Police confirmed.

Officers are continuing to appeal for witnesses to come forward.

The police spokesman added: “We’d like to thank the witnesses who have come forward so far but we still want to speak to anyone who saw the BMW in the moments leading up to the collision or anyone who may have CCTV or dash cam footage.”

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting incident 1083 of June 24 or email collisionappeal@essex.pnn.police.uk.

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