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31 July 2012, 07:04 | Updated: 31 July 2012, 10:48
A woman's in a stable condition after she was hit by a car that went out of control and crashed into the front of a church in Loughton.
The accident happened at Loughton Methodist Church on High Road, opposite the junction with Traps Hill, just after 4pm yesterday (Monday July 30th).
The pedestrian, a woman in her 40s from the Loughton area, was inside the church at the time of accident. She was taken by air ambulance to Queens Hospital, Romford and was later transferred to Royal London Hospital where she is receiving treatment for leg and pelvis injuries.
Her condition was today said to be "stable".
The car involved was a black BMW driven by a woman from Loughton. She was badly shaken.
High Road was closed until shortly before 10pm while police carried out an initial investigation and a recovery firm removed the car from the scene. Structural engineers were called to assess damage to the front of the church.
Police investigations are continuing and any witnesses should contact Pc Dan Corr at Chigwell Road Policing Unit on 101.