A CYCLIST has suffered serious injuries after a crash on Canvey.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the cyclist, a 51-year-old man from the island, was involved in a crash in Charfleets Service Road with a Ford S-Max shortly after 6.35am today.

He was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The A130 Canvey Road is currently closed at the junction with the Charfleets Service Road.

Drivers are being diverted.

Anyone who saw the crash is asked to call Chigwell roads policing unit on 101 quoting incident 135 of today's date.