A TEENAGER was rushed to hospital after she was struck by a car in Basildon.

The girl was hit at around 7.30am yesterday by Ballards Walk.

Police and paramedics were called to the scene where the driver was waiting.

It is not clear how the collision took place.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing the road blocked by police at both ends while others tried to support the girl who was sitting up and crying with pain when the ambulances arrived.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “We received reports of a collision on Ballards Walk in Basildon in the morning of December 5.

“We were called just after 7.40am following information that a teenage girl and a car had been in collision, and attended with our colleagues in the ambulance service.

“The girl has been taken to hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-changing or life-threatening.

“Our enquiries are ongoing and no arrests have been made.”

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service added: “We received a call at 7.34am with reports of a road traffic collision in Ballards Walk, Basildon.

“We sent an ambulance to the scene, which took one patient to Basildon and Thurrock Hospital for further treatment.”

Police are continuing to investigate how the two collided.

Anyone with information, dash cam footage or CCTV of the incident available to view is asked to call police on 101 quoting incident number 164 of 05/12. Alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.