A teenager is fighting for her life after a serious crash in Canewdon, Essex, this morning (Saturday, April 3).
At around 1.50am, a vehicle left the road on Creeksea Ferry Road, a rural road near the village of Canewdon, east of Rochford.
An 18-year-old woman is in a life-threatening condition after she suffered serious chest injuries, with three others escaping without serious injuries.
However, Essex Police are now searching for a fifth woman who left the scene.
An Essex Police spokesperson said: “We are currently at the scene of a collision in Canewdon where a teenager has been seriously injured.
“We received a call at around 1.50am today (Saturday 3 April) reporting a black Ford Fiesta Ghia had left the road in Creeksea Ferry Road and come to stop in a ditch.
“One of the people in the car, an 18 year-old woman, has sustained chest injuries.
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“Her condition is described as life-threatening and she has been taken to hospital.”
If you saw anything, have any CCTV or dash cam footage or have any other information please call Essex Police on 101 quoting incident 85 of 4 April or 999 in an emergency.
Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
We have contacted the East of England Ambulance Service for more information.
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