Woman airlifted to hospital in critical condition after Colchester collision

An air ambulance landed in Colchester

An air ambulance landed in Colchester

A woman in her 40s is in a critical condition after she was in a collision with a car in the middle of Colchester.

Emergency services were called at 7.51am to Cowdray Avenue after a silver Vauxhall Astra and the woman collided.

An air ambulance was sent to the scene and the pedestrian was flown to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge after she had been taken first to Colchester General via land ambulance.

An Essex Police spokesman said she suffered “serious injuries” and was in a “critical condition”.

She received injuries to her lower leg, pelvic area, arm and suffered with reduced consciousness.

The road was closed while the emergency services worked in the road.

The East of England Ambulance Service sent a rapid response car, ambulance officer and an ambulance as well as requesting the air ambulance.

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Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call Essex Police on 101.