Police hunt for car after two women seriously hurt in Essex hit-and-run

Police are trying to trace a car after an Essex hit-and-run left two women seriously injured. The pair were running along Dock Road, Grays, shortly after 8.10pm on Wednesday (November 8) when the crash took place.

The incident took place near the junction with Marshfoot Road and Old Dock Approach Road. The car, which is thought to be a dark-coloured BMW, did not stop at the scene and drove off along Old Dock Approach Road towards the B149 Wood View.

The women were rushed to hospital with serious injuries as a result. Police have issued CCTV images on Saturday afternoon (November 11) showing the suspect BMW car and a Ford Fiesta that the suspected car is believed to have overtaken as it fled the scene.

Police said they are looking to find the driver of the Ford Fiesta and speak to them as a witness. Detective Sergeant Steve Holmes, from the Essex Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Two people have sustained really serious injuries as a result of this collision and it’s really important we’re able to find the driver involved.

Police believe the driver of this car may be a witness

“I know these images are not the clearest, but I hope releasing them will trigger someone’s memory. I believe the impact of the collision will have left the car involved with damage to it and this would be visible.

“Has a neighbour returned home with damage to their car that wasn’t there in before? Have they parked their car differently to how they usually do?

“If you recognise the vehicle or have seen something suspicious, please report it to us.” Any witnesses or CCTV footage from the area please contact Essex Police, quoting incident number 1095 of 8 November.


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