AN AIR ambulance has landed at the scene of a serious incident in Wickford, after reports emerged that a man had been hit by a car.

This has yet to have been confirmed by Essex Police.

A large cordon is in place at the scene on Swan Lane., with the road currently shut.

The crash is reported to have been occurred at approximately 8am, with traffic on nearby roads currently at a standstill according to residents.

An Essex and Herts ambulance service spokesman said: "An ambulance and Essex and Herts Air Ambulance were called to The Broadway, Wickford shortly before 8am today following reports of a road traffic accident involving a car and cyclist.

"One man was transported by road ambulance to Queens Hospital for further assessment and care."

Essex Police have been contacted for comment.