A MAN suffered a serious spinal injury after he was hit by a car in Westcliff yesterday.

a 22-year-old man, from Leigh, was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving following the crash, which occured near Co-op shop at London Road, in Westcliff.

He has since been released under investigation.

Police are appealing for witnesses and dash cam footage of the crash which happened around 2.45pm.

The pedestrian, a man in his 40s, is in a stable condition despite his injuries.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Essex Roads Policing Unit on 101.

The incident number to quote is 539 of 18 March.