AN ELDERLY man remains in a critical condition after his car crashed in Bradfield.

Police and ambulance crews were called to the incident, in Station Road, on the B1352, at 1.35pm on Friday.

An East of England NHS Ambulance spokesman said: “The collision involved a pedestrian and a vehicle.

“Three ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance officer and helicopters from East Anglian Air Ambulance and Essex Herts Air Ambulance attended and treated two patients at the scene.”

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “We attended a collision in Station Road, Bradfield just before 2pm on Friday, December 29.

“A grey Ford car had left the road and mounted the kerb, colliding with a pedestrian.

“The pedestrian, a woman in her 40s, was treated in hospital for a number of injuries, none of which were life changing or life threatening.

“The driver of the Ford, a man in his 70s, was airlifted to Norfolk and Norwich hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.

“Officers from our Roads Policing Unit closed the road while recovery of the vehicle took place, and it reopened at around 6pm.”

The road between Bradfield and Mistley has been a blackspot for accidents over the past few years.

Most recently, 18-year-old Carys Hammond died when her car struck Brickman’s Bridge on the road in April.

Following Miss Hammond’s death her mother June Hammond and Mark Cole, chairman of Colchester and District Driving Instructors’ Association, have been campaigning to get the speed limit on the road reduced.

The police are appealing for information regarding Friday’s crash as investigations are ongoing.

Anyone with information should contact Pc Jonathan McDonald at Stanway Roads Policing Unit on 101.