Man seriously hurt in Hullbridge hit-and-run

Lower Road, Hullbridge Image copyright Google
Image caption Police said the car was seen turning right into Hillcrest Avenue after the suspected hit-and-run

An elderly man is critically ill after being struck by a car in a suspected hit-and-run.

The victim, in his 80s, was flown to Addenbrooke's Hospital with serious head injuries after he was hit in Hullbridge, Essex, on Friday.

Police said he remained critically ill following the crash in Lower Road at about 22:55 BST.

A man, 23, from Rayleigh, was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He has also been held on suspicion of driving while unfit through drink or drugs, failing to report a collision and failing to stop at the scene of a collision.

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