POLICE are continuing to appeal for witnesses after a 70-year-old man was airlifted to hospital after he was hit by a car.

Emergency services rushed to Burns Avenue, in Pitsea, at roughly noon on Saturday to reports a man had been hit by the car.

Residents who witnessed the incident reported a car losing control at the junction, before leaving the road and hitting the man.

Onlookers said the car then collided with a bus stop and continued into the bushes.

The elderly man was airlifted to hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

The driver was also taken to hospital to be assessed.

Police have stated that no arrests have been made, but enquiries are continuing into the incident.

A spokesman for the ambulance service said: “We were called to Burns Avenue in Pitsea shortly before noon on Saturday to reports of a collision.

“We sent two ambulances, an ambulance officer and the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance.

“Crews treated two patients at the scene before transporting one to Basildon and Thurrock Hospital and the second to the Royal London Hospital for further assessment and care.”

Police confirmed that the man was walking as a pedestrian at the time of the incident, and that a white Vauxhall Astra was involved.

Witnesses or anyone who was on the road at the time and has dash cam footage are asked to contact Chigwell Roads Policing Unit on 101, quoting incident 457 of 7 September.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 to report information anonymously.