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Teenager fighting for life after crash on busy road

PUBLISHED: 17:52 01 May 2019 | UPDATED: 18:22 01 May 2019

The scene on Turner Road near Colchester Hospital where the incident happened. Picture: HANNAH MILLER

The scene on Turner Road near Colchester Hospital where the incident happened. Picture: HANNAH MILLER

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A teenage boy is in a life-threatening condition after he was involved in a crash with a car on Turner Road in Colchester.

The collision happened shortly before 3.30pm, near Colchester Hospital.

Essex police were called to reports that a yellow Honda Jazz car had been in collision with a pedestrian near to the north entrance of Colchester hospital.

A 15-year-old boy has now been taken to hospital by air ambulance following the incident.

The road is closed between the junction with Mill Road and Lufkin Road while police officers investigate the collision.

People living nearby have reported that police cars and ambulances can be seen parked across the road near where the collision happened.

One passerby said she “hoped no-one was seriously hurt”.

Traffic is heavy in both directions on the section of Turner Road near the hospital's entrance.

Officers from Essex Police would now like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or was in the area around the time and has dash cam footage.

We would particularly like to speak to anyone who saw the victim, who was possibly wearing a school uniform, prior to the collision.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 quoting incident 718 of 1 May or by emailing the force.

Stay with us for updates on this developing story as we receive more information from emergency crews.

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