Woman hit by car on A12 near Chelmsford

A12 between junctions 16 and 15
Image caption Part of the A12 was closed for five hours while emergency services dealt with the incident

A woman is in a critical condition after she was hit by a car on a dual carriageway in Essex.

The woman sustained leg and head injuries in the incident on the A12 just south of Chelmsford, at 01:30 GMT.

A 41-year-old man from Sevenoaks, Kent, has been arrested on suspicion of drinking and driving and causing grievous bodily harm.

The southbound carriageway was closed between junctions 16 and 15 until 07:00 GMT.

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