Teen critical after five in horror smash in Horndon

Police have appealed for witnesses after five young men were injured, one critically, when a car collided with a tree at Horndon-on-the-Hill.

Emergency services were called to the scene at Horndon Road, at 10.49pm last night (Friday).

The five casualties, all from Horndon, were travelling in a silver Ford Fiesta. No other vehicles were believed to have been involved in the incident.

All five were taken to Basildon Hospital. A 19-year-old man was said this morning to be ‘critical but stable’. Two other 19 year-olds were detained with serious injuries and an 18-year-old and a 19-year-old were released overnight after treatment.

Anyone who saw what happened, or has information about events leading to the crash, should contact Pc Simon Stone at Southern Road Policing Unit on 0300 333 4444.

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