Pedestrian, 85, dies following collision with car in Essex

Police have called off their missing persons search Picture: ARCHANT

Police have called off their missing persons search Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

An 85-year-old man who was fighting for his life following a crash with a car has died.

The accident involving the pedestrian and a Ford Fiesta happened in Broomfield Road, Chelmsford, at about 5.15pm yesterday, near the junction with Hospital Approach.

The man, from Chelmsford, was taken to Broomfield Hospital in a life-threatening condition, but he has since passed away.

The road was closed and diversions were in place.

Witnesses to the collision are asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01245 240590 or email CollisionAppeal@essex.pnn.police.uk