Woman in her 90s taken to hospital after car collides into sheltered housing complex in Maldon

The scene of the collision in Mill Road, Maldon. Pic by Richard Hockey.

The scene of the collision in Mill Road, Maldon. Pic by Richard Hockey.

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A woman in her 90s was taken to hospital after a car collided into the side of a sheltered housing complex.

Fire, police and ambulance attended the scene of the collision, at Berridge House, Mill Road, Maldon, on Tuesday evening.

Katie Gowler, 24, of Royal Court, walked past the scene at 7.15pm on her way to church.

She said: “The car had gone through the wall on the corner.

“There were two fire engines, an ambulance car and the police and it looked like the ambulance car was treating the driver, but nothing looked serious."

The emergency services could not confirm whether the woman taken to hospital was in the car involved in the collision, or the extent of her injuries.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Trust, which sent an ambulance, officer and response car to the scene, said: “A woman, believed to be 93, was conveyed to Broomfield Hospital for further care.”

See this Thursday's MBS for the full story

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8:12am Thu 31 Jul 14

Regbluebottle says...

Fortunately the driver appears to have escaped serious injury and nobody else got hurt. But it could have been so different, similar to the sad death of a young girl in Colchester a couple of years ago when an elderly driver lost control of their vehicle.

I know it's a *big ask* but for the safety of everybody there are some retired drivers in the district that simply should hang up their driving gloves.
Fortunately the driver appears to have escaped serious injury and nobody else got hurt. But it could have been so different, similar to the sad death of a young girl in Colchester a couple of years ago when an elderly driver lost control of their vehicle. I know it's a *big ask* but for the safety of everybody there are some retired drivers in the district that simply should hang up their driving gloves. Regbluebottle
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