Update: Witness appeal after pedestrian hit by car on Clingoe Hill, Colchester

Ambulance called to car accident.

Ambulance called to car accident.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a road collision in Colchester which has left a man with serious injuries.

The man was struck on busy Clingoe Hill, by the University of Essex, around 7.50pm yesterday.

Police said a grey coloured Mazda 6 car had broken down on the A133 just before the entrance to the university.

The driver, a 46-year-old man from Colchester, got out of the car but was then in collision with another vehicle, a white Fiat Scudo, which was overtaking his broken down car.

A police spokesman said: “He received serious injuries and was taken to Colchester General Hospital where he is currently undergoing treatment.

“Officers would like to hear from any witnesses who may have seen the broken down Mazda before the collision.”

Fire crews from Brightlingsea and Colchester made the car safe and the casualty was left in the care of the ambulance service.

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The road was closed from Clingoe Hill until 11.30pm.

Anyone that can help with information is asked to contact Pc Richard March at Stanway Roads Policing Unit by calling Essex Police on 101.