A man has been rushed to hospital with life changing injuries after a crash.

Police were called shortly before 6pm tonight, with reports a pedestrian had been involved in a crash with a silver Daihatsu Charade in Hockley Road, Rayleigh.

He has been taken to hospital with life threatening injuries.

An Essex Police spokesman said:"We’d like to thank members of the public who provided first aid at the scene until emergency services arrived.

"The road is closed between the junctions with Upway and Uplands Park Road while we carry out enquiries.

"Witnesses are asked to contact 101 quoting incident 984 of today’s date."