A MOTORIST his still fighting for his life after a serious crash in Great Bromley.

Essex Police said a red Peugeot 207 convertible left the road in Harwich Road shortly before 1.35am on Sunday.

The driver of the car, an 18 year-old man, has sustained life-threatening injuries and has been taken to hospital.

The passenger in the car, an 18 year-old man from Colchester, has been arrested on suspicion of taking a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent and is currently in custody.

An Essex Police spokesman said: "We need to speak to anyone who saw the Peugeot before the collision or saw the collision itself.

"We believe at the time of the collision the car’s roof was down."

If you saw anything or have CCTV or dash cam footage please call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 quoting incident 115 of May 19.

You can also email collisionappeal@essex.pnn.police.uk or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.