Police have closed off a section of the road near Tesco in Witham following a crash shortly after midday.

Essex County Standard: Child suffers head injuries in Witham crash Child suffers head injuries in Witham crash

A child has been airlifted to hospital with head injuries following a crash in Witham.

The boy was in collision with a grey Mercedes A180 in Maldon Road shortly after midday.

An Essex Police spokesman said: “Police are on the scene of a road crash in Witham.

“The boy has been airlifted to hospital after sustaining head injuries.

“Paramedics on board the air ambulance are assessing the extent of these injuries.

“A section of the road between The Grove and Newland Street has been closed while an investigation is underway to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the crash.

“At this stage there’s no further information.”

It is understood that the boy is aged four.

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3:41pm Tue 11 Feb 14

keith_l says...

Interesting terminology - "the boy was in collision with". As no other car is mentioned, wouldn't it be better to say "the boy was hit by"?

However, best wishes for a full recovery.
Interesting terminology - "the boy was in collision with". As no other car is mentioned, wouldn't it be better to say "the boy was hit by"? However, best wishes for a full recovery. keith_l
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9:45am Wed 12 Feb 14

The Stinker Returns says...

pierre-pierre wrote:
what is a four year old doing on road like this? on his own?
it is Witham you know. I had the rare day off yesterday and was in town around lunch time. It is full of fat scruffily dressed women pushing numerous buggies, smoking fags and planning where the next burger is coming from. Really rather an unpleasant town.
[quote][p][bold]pierre-pierre[/bold] wrote: what is a four year old doing on road like this? on his own?[/p][/quote]it is Witham you know. I had the rare day off yesterday and was in town around lunch time. It is full of fat scruffily dressed women pushing numerous buggies, smoking fags and planning where the next burger is coming from. Really rather an unpleasant town. The Stinker Returns
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10:17am Wed 12 Feb 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Jeremy Kyle talent scouts please note.

Rich pickings to be had in Witham by the sounds of it.
Jeremy Kyle talent scouts please note. Rich pickings to be had in Witham by the sounds of it. OMPITA [Intl]
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10:39am Wed 12 Feb 14

keith_l says...

The Stinker Returns wrote:
pierre-pierre wrote:
what is a four year old doing on road like this? on his own?
it is Witham you know. I had the rare day off yesterday and was in town around lunch time. It is full of fat scruffily dressed women pushing numerous buggies, smoking fags and planning where the next burger is coming from. Really rather an unpleasant town.
Sitting outside Costa's and talking on their iPhones?
[quote][p][bold]The Stinker Returns[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pierre-pierre[/bold] wrote: what is a four year old doing on road like this? on his own?[/p][/quote]it is Witham you know. I had the rare day off yesterday and was in town around lunch time. It is full of fat scruffily dressed women pushing numerous buggies, smoking fags and planning where the next burger is coming from. Really rather an unpleasant town.[/p][/quote]Sitting outside Costa's and talking on their iPhones? keith_l
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1:20pm Wed 12 Feb 14

keith_l says...

Good to hear that the lad is now home with no serious injuries (and a year younger).
Good to hear that the lad is now home with no serious injuries (and a year younger). keith_l
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2:30pm Wed 12 Feb 14

The Stinker Returns says...

Yes, I noticed that he is now 3. Is there any more on how it happened?
Yes, I noticed that he is now 3. Is there any more on how it happened? The Stinker Returns
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7:16pm Wed 12 Feb 14

pierre-pierre says...

see my original disappeared
see my original disappeared pierre-pierre
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5:50pm Fri 28 Feb 14

/@|_|@\ says...

I can only think that some kind of temporal shift occurred on his trip to the hospital: was Peter Capaldi seen in the vicinity, per chance?
I can only think that some kind of temporal shift occurred on his trip to the hospital: was Peter Capaldi seen in the vicinity, per chance? /@|_|@\
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