A five-year-old boy has suffered life-threatening injuries when a suspected learner driver crashed into him in Saffron Walden.
Calls For Investigation Into A133 Safety
There are calls for an investigation into the safety of the A133 near Clacton after six people have died there in less than a year.
Tendring District Council wants the Highways Authority to look into why crashes keep happening on the stretch between Weeley and Clacton.
TDC Leader Neil Stock said: "We need to ask for the causes of these accidents to be investigated as soon as possible. We don't know why they happened - whether they were going too fast or whether there were other factors involved.
"Clearly there is something wrong and this is totally unacceptable. Can there be a worse road in the country taking into account this number of road deaths over such a short period of time."
In the latest incident, a 70 year-old man died when two cars collided on Easter Sunday. A 74 year-old man was flown to Addenbrooke's Hospital but died three days later.
Just three weeks previously a man died following a three car accident on the A133 bypass between Weeley and Clacton.
Last August a female cyclist was killed when her bike was in collision with a Transit van and two men also died on the same road when their cars collided last May.
A man who set a fire on the ninth floor of a block of flats in Southend, killing a neighbour and her unborn child, has been made subject of a hospital order.
Heart can reveal since so called 'legal highs' were banned last May - Essex Police have made 9 arrests relating to the supply or possession of the drugs.
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