A MAN has been air lifted to hospital after a crash on Canvey.

Essex Police have closed Long Road in both directions after a crash outside the William Read School shortly after 6.45am this morning.

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A spokesman for Essex Police said: "We were called by the Ambulance service today at around 6.50am, to reports of a collision between a white Vauxhall Astra and a pedestrian, in Long Road, Canvey.

"A man has been taken to hospital and we are currently investigating."

A spokesman for the ambulance service said: "We were called at 6.48am with reports of a collision in Long Road.

"We sent an ambulance, two rapid response vehicles and Essex and Herts Air Ambulance.

"One man was taken to Royal London Hospital by air ambulance for further treatment."