A MAN has been arrested in connection with a road traffic collision in which a woman and a child were injured.
The pedestrians, a 65-year-old woman and a ten-year-old girl, were in collision with a black Mercedes A-Class in Coronation Avenue, East Tilbury, at around 8.20am today, Wednesday, May 16.
Both have been taken to hospital. The woman was described as being in a critical condition and the girl was described as suffering serious injuries.
The car failed to stop and was found abandoned in Mucking Wharf Road.
A 25-year-old man from Basildon was later located at the Five Bells roundabout in Fobbing. He was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, drink-driving, driving while unfit through drink or drugs, failing to stop after an accident and driving without insurance. He is currently in custody for questioning.
Police want to speak to anyone who saw the car before or after the collision, and anyone who saw a man on foot leaving Mucking Wharf Road.
They also want to speak to anyone who captured dash cam footage.
Contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01245 240590 or email firstname.lastname@example.org