One person is fighting for their life and five others are seriously injured after a car hit six pedestrians.

Police said the vehicle ploughed into a group of people in Furtherwick Road, Canvey Island, Essex at around 4.10pm on Saturday.

One is critical, one is described as having suffered life-changing injuries and the other four are have serious injuries, the Essex force said.

A section of the road is closed and people have been advised to avoid the area.

Essex Police appealed for anyone who saw what happened to get in touch.

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