Two arrested after car crash leaves child with life-threatening injuries

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 - Credit: GOOGLE MAPS

A child is fighting for her life after a serious collision on a residential street in Essex this evening.

Police were called at around 6pm today with reports that a car had struck a child in King Street, Maldon.

The girl was treated by paramedics at the scene and flown to hospital in London with life-threatening injuries.

Police were told that prior to the car striking the girl, a blue BMW had been seen driving erratically along the street and collided with a number of vehicles.

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and driving while unfit through drink or drugs.

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Officers have closed the road and are urging people to avoid the area of King Street and Cross Road. The road will be closed for a number of hours.

Police thanked members of the public who assisted at the scene by immediately detaining who is believed to be one of the occupants of the blue BMW.

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The two people arrested are in the custody of officers.

Essex Police are appealing for anyone with information about the incident, including those with dash cam footage, to contact officers on 101 as soon as possible.

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