Wheel teeters on car windscreen in Canvey crash - sparking police cordon

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Crash - The two vehicles and police cordon. Picture: Aerial Drone Vision
Crash - The two vehicles and police cordon. Picture: Aerial Drone Vision

A CAR was left precariously teetering on another vehicle’s windscreen after a crash which saw one driver flee the scene.

The three vehicles crashed in Link Road, Canvey at 2.40pm on Friday afternoon, Essex Police said.

A police cordon was put in place as emergency services dealt with the incident and police launched their investigation.

Images from the scene show a car resting on the windscreen of the other car with the police cordon around the two vehicles in the busy Canvey street.

Police say no one was injured but another vehicle involved in the crash left the scene.

Officers have appealed for dashcam footage from motorists nearby at the time as they continue their probe into the crash.

They also want eyewitnesses to come forward.

Community leaders also appealed for anyone who saw the crash to get in touch with police.

Ray Howard MBE, former long-standing Canvey Conservative councillor and freeman of the Castle Point borough, said: “I am pleased to hear nobody was hurt.

“Children would have been coming out of schools around this time and it could have been awful.

“It is just a dreadful thing to have happened here and I think it would have been shocking for anyone who witnessed this or was in the area at the time of the crash.”

Yesterday, Essex Police stepped up their appeals for witnesses to come forward following the crash, urging them to speak to the force as soon as possible.

A spokesman for the force said: “We were called to reports of a three-vehicle collision in Link Road, Canvey, at around 2.40pm on Friday, May 13.

“No-one was injured but one vehicle failed to stop at the scene.

“We need anyone who saw anything or has any CCTV, dash cam, or doorbell footage to contact us.”

The spokesman added: “If you have any information you can submit a report online at www.essex.police.uk or use the live chat button to speak to an online operator between 7am to 11pm.

“Please quote incident 670 of May 13.”

Anyone with information can also call Essex Police by dialling on 101 or eyewitnesses can contact Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.

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