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Members of the public help free man seriously injured after becoming trapped under car in Witham

PUBLISHED: 22:14 03 September 2017 | UPDATED: 22:40 03 September 2017

Officers have thanked members of the public for their help freeing the man (stock image)

Officers have thanked members of the public for their help freeing the man (stock image)

Essex Police have thanked members of the public who helped free a man who had become trapped under a car in Witham.

Police were called to reports that a pedestrian had been seriously injured following a collision with a car in Purcell Road, shortly before 11am today, Sunday September 3.

The man in his 30s had been in collision with a Jaguar XE when the driver was manoeuvring into a residential parking area.

He was taken to Royal Hospital London by air ambulance with life-threatening injuries.

PC Allan Discombe, who attended the scene, said: “We would like to thank those people who helped us free the man trapped under the car in Purcell Road earlier today.

“Your help meant that paramedics were able to administer the medical assistance the man needed and get him to hospital much quicker.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Stanway Roads Policing on 101 quoting incident 412 of September 3.

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