Woman in life-threatening condition after becoming trapped under car in Colchester – one man arrested

Greenstead Road, where a woman was trapped under a car after a collision

Greenstead Road, where a woman was trapped under a car after a collision - Credit: Archant

A woman is fighting for her life after being involved in a collision in the early hours of today.

Greenstead Road, where a woman was trapped under a car after a collision

Greenstead Road, where a woman was trapped under a car after a collision - Credit: Archant

All three emergency services were called to Greenstead Road in Colchester at 4.35am following reports a pedestrian had become trapped under a car.

Firefighters had to use airbags to lift the vehicle, a Vauxhall Astra, off the casualty. She was free by 5am.

She was then taken to hospital in Colchester. A police spokesman described her condition as “life threatening”.

The spokesman added: “Following investigations at the scene a 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and taken to Colchester police station for questioning.


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“He was later further arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

“Police investigations are continuing.”

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Greenstead Road remains closed while the incident is investigated.

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