The A13 Pitsea flyover has been closed by police.

The road underneath, on the roundabout close to the Pitsea Tesco, has also been closed.

Police, ambulance and the fire service are all in attendance.

A witness said: "From what it looked like there was a person under on the road under the flyover by the ambulance, a fire truck and police were there too with police diverting traffic up Pitsea Road.

"I didn’t see what had happened on the flyover.

"Traffic was just backing up as we came round the roundabout."

The ambulance service and police service have been contacted for comment.

There are reports the air ambulance has also landed.

Update: 4.34pm

A spokesman from Essex Police said: "We were called to reports a man had fallen from a bridge on Southmayne, Pitsea at around 2.25pm on Thursday, August 9.

"He has been taken to hospital for treatment.

"The road was closed but has now re-opened."