Tilbury Man Dies at Lakeside

Police are appealing for witnesses to a road crash outside Lakeside Shopping Centre in which a man died.

The collision happened when a single-decker Arriva bus and a silver Ford Mondeo struck each other on the perimeter road outside Debenhams shortly after 11pm on Friday, October 9.

The car driver, and sole occupant, was Clive Keeling. The 50-year-old man from Lister Road in Tilbury was conveyed to Basildon University Hospital, but sadly died a short time later.

The bus driver, a 40-year-old man from the Grays area, sustained a serious leg injury and was treated at Basildon University Hospital. He is currently in a stable condition. The passengers all sustained minor injuries, but did not require any medical attention.

A section of the road was closed for approximately eight hours while forensic collision investigators carried out their enquiries and the vehicles recovered.

Any witnesses to the crash are urged to contact investigating officers at Laindon Road Policing Unit on 0300 333 4444.

Members of the media are advised that Essex Police will not be facilitating any tribute statement on this occasion.

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