POLICE are renewing their appeal for witnesses to a road crash in south-west Essex which has now resulted in the death of a 46-year-old man from Tottenham. The 56-year-old man from Wanstead is still in a stable condition in Basilidon Hospital.
The collision happened in Aveley when a silver VW Polo and a blue Nissan Micra struck each other on Sandy Lane shortly before 6:30am on Monday, September 26. The casualties from the Micra were on the grass verge after getting of the car when two of them were struck by a white Vauxhall Astra which had tried to avoid the two damaged cars.
The female driver of the Polo sustained minor injuries. The driver of the Astra was uninjured. The three other Micra occupants sustained minor injuries.
The other two, a 48-year-old man from Tottenham and a 56-year-old man from Wanstead, were both conveyed to Basildon University Hospital after sustaining multiple injuries.
A section of the road was closed for approximately six hours while forensic collision investigators carried out their enquiries and the vehicles recovered.
A police spokesman said: “As well as appealing for witnesses to the actual collision, we’re also interested in speaking to the 20-30 motorists who drove through the crash scene prior to our arrival. They are key witnesses and may help us ascertain what caused this incident.”
Five people were originally arrested in connection with this incident and two of them were later released without charge. Two people from South Ockendon, a 30-year-old woman and a 44-year-old man, and a 37-year-old man from Newham in east London are on police bail until Thursday, December 15 pending further enquiries.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Essex Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0300 333 4444.