Boy, 12, is killed and ‘multiple’ others hurt as car mounts the pavement and ploughs into group of children outside Essex school in hit-and-run horror
- Essex Police confirmed this afternoon they are at the scene of a serious collision
- Road is currently closed on either side of Debden Park High School, Loughton
- One witness said a Ford KA mounted the pavement and hit a boy ‘very hard’
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Witnesses have reported that several children have been injured after a car collided with a group outside an Essex secondary school.
Police were called to the incident near Debden High School, on Willingale Road, in Loughton, this afternoon.
Emergency services are at the scene, and witnesses have reported that a number of children have been struck by a car.
Police were called to the incident near Debden High School, on Willingale Road, this afternoon (pictured)
Emergency services are on the scene in Willingale Road, in Loughton this evening
One father, whose daughter was hit by the car, told Essex Live: ‘A Ford KA mounted the pavement behind her. Her friend was bounced onto the bonnet before another boy was hit very bad.
‘The car drove off down the road and the police arrived quickly. My daughter is safe, but the wing mirror clipped my daughter. Her friend got thrown off the bonnet.
‘It was awful to witness. Everyone is in shock.’
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An Essex and Herts Air Ambulance is understood to have landed close to the incident at Mannock Drive.
In a statement they said they are assisting Essex Police and the East of England Ambulance Service after a number of people were involved in a road traffic collision.
Inspector Rob Brettell said the case is likely to be a ‘prolonged and serious investigation’ and has urged witnesses to come forward with any information or dash cam footage.
Essex Police confirmed they are at the scene, on Twitter it said: ‘We are currently at the scene of a serious collision on Willingale Road, #Loughton.
‘The road cannot be accessed from junctions on either side of Debden Park High School.
‘Closure runs between Rookwood Ave and Audley Gardens. Please avoid the area where possible.’