Essex

A12 crash victim's condition 'no longer life-threatening'

A12 between junctions 16 and 15
Image caption Part of the southbound A12 between junctions 16 and 15 was shut for five hours

A woman critically injured when she was hit by a car on an Essex dual carriageway is "no longer in a life-threatening condition", police said.

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

Essex Police said her condition after hospital treatment had "improved".

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

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