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15 July 2012, 11:00 | Updated: 15 July 2012, 11:14
Essex Police have arrested one man and are seeking three others after a road accident left a man seriously injured.
A black VW Golf and a dark blue Audi S4 collided along Great Tey Road shortly before 5pm on Saturday, July 14.
The crash caused the Golf to leave the road and struck a 59-year-old pedestrian from the local area.
He was airlifted to Colchester General Hospital after suffering serious leg injuries where he's said to be in a stable condition.
Four men ran off from the scene and across nearby fields, with the police helicopter sent to search for them.
A 22-year-old man from Dublin was arrested a short time later on suspicion of committing motoring offences and is currently being questioned by road policing officers at Colchester police station.
Police are still trying to find the other men.
A police spokesman said: 'We're appealing for witnesses to the crash.
'The black Golf was Irish-registered so may have stood out above any other car while it was travelling along Great Tey Road. We?re also keen to hear from those people out for a walk or passing motorists who saw several men bounding through the Tey fields.
'They would have come out very wet and muddy.'
A section of the road was closed until midnight while forensic investigations took place and a full search of the area was completed.
Anyone with information in connection with this crash is urged to contact investigating officers at Stanway Road Policing Unit on 101.