A CYCLIST was left with a broken leg after he was involved in a crash while riding along a busy main road.

At 7.45am today the man, in his twenties, was in collision with a car in London Road, Westcliff, near to the junction with Hamlet Court Road.

Police stopped Southend-bound traffic and diverted it along Hamlet Court Road while the man was treated by a paramedic and ambulance crew.

He was not taken to hospital in an ambulance but made his own way to A&E at Southend.

The road was reopened just after 8.30am.