Teenage boy remains in life-threatening condition after crash in Rowhedge, Essex

Scene of a crash in Fingringhoe Road, Rowhedge. Picture: SIMON DAVIS

Scene of a crash in Fingringhoe Road, Rowhedge. Picture: SIMON DAVIS - Credit: Archant

A teenager who was injured in a serious road accident in north Essex yesterday remains in a life-threatening condition in hospital.

The 17-year-old boy was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge yesterday morning after a two-vehicle crash in Rowhedge, near Colchester.

A blue SEAT Leon and green and grey Mercedes collided in Fingringhoe Road at just before 8.30am.

The injured teen was a passenger in the Mercedes, which ended up on its side in the road. Two fire crews from Colchester worked with paramedics to release the teenager from the vehicle.

A spokesman for Essex Police said this afternoon that the boy remained in hospital in a life-threatening condition.


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The driver of the Seat, a 22-year-old man, suffered leg injuries and was taken to Colchester General Hospital.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101.

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