Police appeal for witnesses to Basildon collision

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision on Clay Hill Road, Basildon, near the junction with Swan Mead that happened at 4.30pm on Wednesday December 16.

It was reported that a dog, whose back legs were mounted on a wheeled mobility aid, moved towards a pedestrian causing the woman to fall into the road where she was in collision with a black vehicle.

The 59-year-old woman sustained a foot injury considered to be life changing.

The driver and passers-by stopped to check on the welfare of the woman whilst she awaited an ambulance, but the driver left the scene before police arrival.

We would like to speak to the two people who were with the dog and are described to us as a woman of ‘Chinese’ appearance, in her 50s with short dark hair dyed a blonde/orangey colour. She was wearing a Parka-style coat and was in the company of a white male in his 50s and of a large build who walked with a distinctive gait described as a “waddle”. He had a beard and wore a woolly hat and a Parka-style coat.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, has dash cam footage or who can help us identify the people with the dog is asked to contact police quoting the crime reference number 42/205949/20.

They would also like the driver of the black car to contact them.

You can submit a report online at https://www.essex.police.uk or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

Alternatively, you can call 101.

Information can also be given to independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or https://crimestoppers-uk.org

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Mick Ferris

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