A DRIVER ran away after ploughing his car into a roundabout.

Police are looking for witnesses to the crash in Canvey Road, Canvey, where a blue Audi A4 collided with the roundabout at the junction of Northwick Road.

The incident happened at about 4.45pm on Thursday.

By the time paramedics and police officers arrived at the scene, the driver had fled.

Pc Paul Levene, investigating officer, said: "I’m keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time who might have witnessed the collision and the driver fleeing the scene. He was likely to have had facial injuries and might have appeared unsteady on his feet.”

Essex Police is still investigating how the crash happened.

Any witnesses are urged to contact Pc Levene 101.