A TEENAGER was airlifted to hospital after being hit by a car in Southend.

Following reports of a serious collision in Southchurch Road yesterday, it has been confirmed a person had been hit by a car.

They were airlifted to King’s College Hospital for treatment, but it is still unknown the condition of the pedestrian.

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As a result of the collision Southchurch Road remained closed for just over an hour with a police cordon in place.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “We were called just before 3:30pm following reports that a teenager had been hit by a car on Southchurch Road in Southend.

“An ambulance, rapid response vehicle, senior paramedic in a support vehicle and the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance were sent to the scene.

“The patient was airlifted to King’s College Hospital for treatment.”

Essex Police said yesterday they were currently on the scene of a serious collision on Southchurch Road.

They asked residents to please avoid the area if they could.

Officers are now appealing for any witnesses or footage of the collision.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “We were called shortly before 3.30pm today on Thursday 29 April following a serious collision in Southchurch Road, Southend concerning a car and a pedestrian.

“A young teenager sustained a head injury and he was conveyed to hospital.

"Thankfully, its neither life changing nor life threatening.

“Road closures were in place while emergency services dealt with the incident.

“If you saw anything or have any CCTV, dash cam, or doorbell footage please contact us.

“If you have any information, you can submit a report online at https://www.essex.police.uk or use the 'Live Chat' button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

“Please quote incident 669 of 28 April.

“You can also call us on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”