Two people were involved in a collision with a bus in Stanford-le-Hope this afternoon.
A man and a woman, both believed to be in their 30s, were treated at the scene and transported to London hospitals for head injuries after the incident, which occurred at around 1pm today (Friday 13 April) on the A1014, opposite The Sorrells.
The woman was transported by air ambulance, while the man was transported by road.
Images show several ambulances at the scene, with an air ambulance landed in the middle of the roundabout.
Eyewitness Luanne Miles wrote on social media: “It was a foreign couple who just looked left for traffic not right so stepped straight in front of the bus.
“Me and two others helped as they were badly injured – thank god for the two local off-duty paramedics who worked wonders with the couple until the services got there.
“As a team they worked absolutely fantastic and massive thumbs up to them all.”
A spokesperson for The East of England Ambulance Service said:“We were called today (13th April) at 1.03pm to reports of a road traffic collision on the A1014, Stanford Le Hope.
“An ambulance officer, a rapid response vehicle, two ambulance crews and the air ambulance from Essex and Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) were sent to help.
“At the scene we assessed and treated two patients for head injuries – one man and one woman, both believed to be in their 30s.
“The woman was flown to The Royal London Hospital by air ambulance for further treatment.
“The man was also taken to The Royal London Hospital for further treatment by land ambulance.”
Essex Police said: “We were called shortly after 1.05pm today, Friday, April 13 with reports of a collision involving a bus and two pedestrians on The Manorway in Stanford-le-Hope.
“A woman was airlifted to a hospital in London, and a man was taken to hospital in a land ambulance. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing.
“Enquiries are ongoing.
“Any witnesses are asked to call Chigwell Roads Policing Unit on 101, quoting reference 0483 of 13/04.
“Alternatively, you can contact the Crimestoppers charity 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org.”