Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious road traffic collision in Southern Way, Harlow, at around 7.30pm on Tuesday, March 14.
A 47-year-old woman, from Harlow, was crossing the road with her family when she was struck by a silver Ford Focus, which failed to stop at the scene and drove off towards the A414.
The victim was taken to hospital with serious head injuries. She is described as being in a stable condition with life changing injuries.
The car would have been damaged during the collision and the wing mirror was smashed. Any garages approached about repairs are asked to contact police.
Anyone with information about a damaged silver Ford Focus should also get in contact with Dc Jenny Pirie at the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Boreham on 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.