Police in crash appeal

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POLICE are appealing for information after a 15-month-old girl suffered serious head injuries in a car crash in Earls Colne.

The accident took place in Coggeshall Road at 7.15pm on Thursday when a black Vauxhall Zafira collided with a lorry.

Fire crews used specialist cutting equipment to free the girl, while a man and a six-year-old girl, who were also in the Vauxhall, were treated for minor injuries.

Once released, the toddler was taken to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel by air ambulance, where her condition is said to be stable.

“This was a very delicate incident to deal with for all emergency services involved,” said Gary Sanderson, from the East of England Ambulance Service.

“Police, fire, ambulance and doctors worked very hard to treat and stabilise all the casualties before they were taken to hospital for further care.”

A 43-year-old man from Southend was arrested at the scene on suspicion of careless driving. He was released on bail pending further enquiries until November 12.

q Witnesses should contact Essex Police on 101.