Woman dies in hospital after being hit by car in Essex

A 38-year-old woman from Braintree has died in hospital after being hit by a car on a road in the Essex town.

Nimmi Shah, Beadon Drive, was knocked over by a Renault Clio at the bottom of a slip road on to the eastbound carriageway of the A120 in Braintree.

The accident happened near the junction with London Road on Wednesday evening. She was taken to Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford where she later died.

The 21-year-old man driving the car, who lives locally, was not injured.

A section of the road was closed for three hours while forensic collision investigators carried out inquiries to establish the cause of the crash.

Police have issued an appeal for witnesses or information.

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