A MAN has been taken to hospital after being struck by a car

An air ambulance landed at a scene, which is reported to be a hit-and-run.

The East of England Ambulance service confirmed that the man was hit by a vehicle this afternoon, on Miles Gray Road, Basildon, and was taken to Basildon Hospital.

One police vehicle and one ambulance were seen at the scene, along with the air ambulance which had landed in a nearby car park

A spokesman from the East of England ambulance service, said: "We were called at 12.13pm with reports of a crash in Miles Gray Road, Basildon.

"We sent one ambulance and Essex and Herts Air Ambulance.

"One man was taken to Basildon and Thurrock Hospital by land ambulance."

Essex Police were contacted for a statement.