Five in hospital after serious collision in Canvey Island

Date: 14 April 2018

Last updated: 18:00

The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust was called to an incident today involving a road traffic collision (Saturday, 14th March) in Furtherwick Road, Canvey Island, at just before 4.15pm.

A number of resources attended including three air ambulances, four ambulances, the hazardous area response team (HART) and multiple ambulance officers.

Ambulance staff worked with the police to treat causalities and make the area safe.

A total of five casualties were treated by crews.  A casualty in a critical condition has been flown to a London hospital. A second casualty with a potentially life-changing leg injury has also been flown to a London hospital. One casualty has been taken to Basildon and Thurrock Hospital in a stable condition and two other casualties have been taken to Southend Hospital in a serious condition.

No further details of casualties or injuries are available.

Jon Moore, Deputy Director of Service Transformation, Specialist Operations and Resilience at EEAST, said: "The emergency services and critical care teams worked extremely quickly and professionally together at this incident to ensure patients received the right care as swiftly as possible."

  • Summary:

    Five people have been taken to hospital following a serious collision in Canvey Island.