A PENSIONER has been arrested after a man aged in his sixties was left in a life-threatening condition after a crash in Hadleigh.

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

Police say the injured man was airlifted to hospital in London with “life-threatening” injuries.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “We were called shortly after 2pm on 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 March 2, or by emailing collisionappeal@essex.pnn.police.uk.”

The air ambulance landed in the road.

The road was closed in both directions, between Castle Road and Ash Road and was expected to be closed well into yesterday evening.

The police spokesman added: “This [incident] is causing significant delays to road users and we ask that motorists avoid the road and surrounding areas.”

Eye-witnesses reported that a man was laying in the middle of the road, next to a crossing island, by National Tyres, and was being attended to by paramedics.

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

“One man was transported by air ambulance to the Royal London Hospital with serious injuries.”