Woman arrested over Grays road accident

A woman has been arrested after two children were knocked down by a car and suffered serious injuries in Essex.

The children, aged five and seven, were struck by a Ford Galaxy on Ruskin Road, Chadwell St Mary, Grays, on Wednesday afternoon.

They were taken to the Royal London Hospital, police said.

The road was closed for several hours. Police want to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident at about 1630 GMT.

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