A woman has been rushed to hospital after being hit by a van.

The crash happened in Whitmore Way, Basildon this morning at 7.50am.

Witnesses reported the woman in her 50s was taken to hospital for treatment.

Traffic faced delays as officers closed the road for a short time.

Essex Police confirmed officers were called to the scene.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: "“An ambulance and a rapid response vehicle responded to a report of a person being hit by a car in Whitmore Way, Basildon shortly before 8am this morning.

"One person was treated at the scene and taken by ambulance to Basildon Hospital for further treatment."