A police officer has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a car on Stanford Road, Grays.
Shortly before 8am this morning, Saturday October 31, police were alerted to reports that an officer had sustained serious injuries after a car had initially failed to stop when directed.
It was reported that the driver then stopped and the officer approached the vehicle on foot.
The car was said to then collided with the officer, before driving off.
The officer was taken to hospital by air ambulance with injuries that are considered to be serious, but not life changing or life-threatening.
A 45-year-old woman from Chadwell St. Mary has been arrested on suspicion of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent, failing to stop and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
A 22-year-old man from Grays has been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.