Update: Woman and child in hospital with “serious injuries” after car comes off road and hits tree

Emergency services at the scene of the crash in Tiptree. Credit: David Johnson

Emergency services at the scene of the crash in Tiptree. Credit: David Johnson - Credit: Archant

A woman and a child are in hospital with “serious injuries” after the car they were in crashed into a tree.

Emergency services at the scene of the crash in Tiptree

Emergency services at the scene of the crash in Tiptree - Credit: Archant

Police closed Colchester Road, in Tiptree, at noon yesterday after a silver Hyundai estate vehicle was involved in the accident.

Emergency services at the scene of the crash in Tiptree

Emergency services at the scene of the crash in Tiptree - Credit: Archant

A force spokeswoman said: “The incident happened just after 11.30am. The occupants of the car - two adults and three children - were taken to hospital for treatment.”

The East Anglian Air Ambulance and the Herts Air Ambulance as well as land ambulance crews attended the scene.

A spokeswoman for the East Anglian Air Ambulance said a woman in her 50s had sustained serious pelvic injuries and was airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in a stable condition.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “We dispatched two rapid response vehicles, a paramedic officer, three ambulances and a hazardous area response team.

“We treated five casualties - two adults and three children, who were all conveyed to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. An adult and child are seriously injured, the others suffered non-life threatening injuries.”

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Emergency services were also called to Church Road, in Little Bentley, at about 10.30am.

A police spokeswoman said: “Police attended an incident at just before 10.30am after a black Peugeot 206 was in collision with a bridge. The bridge was damaged and the road has been closed until it is repaired.

“The female driver of the car, aged 21, was taken to Colchester Hospital. Her injuries are not thought to be life threatening.”

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