A MAN has been taken to hospital with a head injury after being hit by a car.
He was hurt outside Marks Tey railway station just before 7.30am on Wednesday.
Police and ambulance crews rushed to the scene.
A spokesman for Essex Police said: “We were called to reports of a collision outside Marks Tey railway station at around 7.25am today.
“A man had been in collision with a vehicle and has been taken to hospital with a head injury.
“If you saw anything, have CCTV or dash cam footage, or have any other information please call us on 101 quoting incident 161 of 11 September or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
Commuter Jessica Hill saw the aftermath of the incident and said the person who called the ambulance was unable to find a defibrillator at the station.
“Somebody had called 999 who had seen the incident,” she said.
“They told him there should be a defibrillator at the station.
“When he looked the case was empty.
“There could have been tragic consequences of that – I know a few months ago people vandalised the ticket machines and it could have happened at the same time.
“He was told there might be one on the other side but there wasn’t.
“The air ambulance was called but we were told they were struggling to get close.
“Outside the station the junction is quite dangerous – close to the slip road of the A12.
“It seems to me it is quite a poor set up.
“Where I saw the person on the floor there were lots of parked cars so it is possible they would not have been able to see.”
A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance said: “We were called at around 7.20am today following reports of a collision outside Marks Tey railway station.
“We sent an ambulance, ambulance officer, admissions avoidance car and the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance who treated a male patient at the scene before transporting him to Addenbrooke’s Hospital for further assessment and care.”