A PENSIONER has been arrested after a man in his 60s was left in a life-threatening condition in a crash Hadleigh this afternoon.

Medics rushed to the scene at London Road, by Ash Road, in Hadleigh, after receiving a call at 2pm. 

The injured man was airlifted to hospital with "life-threatening" injuries.

A spokesman for Essex Police, said: "We were called shortly after 2pm today, Monday March 2, with reports that a pedestrian had been seriously injured after being in collision with a grey Toyota Yaris. 

"The pedestrian, a man in his 60s, was taken to hospital by air ambulance with injuries considered to be life threatening. 

"A 78-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and remains in police custody.

"We would like to hear from anyone who has any information about the incident particularly those with dash cam footage.

"Please contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 quoting incident 602 of 2 March or by emailing collisionappeal@essex.pnn.police.uk

"The road is currently closed between Castle Road and Ash Road, and is expected to remain closed for a few hours while enquires continue.

"This is causing significant delays to road users and we ask that motorists avoid the road and surrounding areas." 

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service, said: "Two ambulances and Essex and Herts Air Ambulance were called to a road traffic accident at London Road, Hadleigh, today shortly after 2pm.

"One man was transported by air ambulance to The Royal London Hospital with serious injuries."