A MOTORCYCLIST was taken to hospital following a crash in Benfleet.

The ambulance was called out to Ferry Road, at around 8.45pm on Monday July 21 following reports of a crash involving a silver and yellow Suzuki motorcycle and a silver Mercedes near the railway bridge.

The cyclist, a man in his thirties, was taken to Basildon Hospital with slight injuries.

Police said the road was closed shortly before 9pm and was reopened shortly before 11pm.