A WOMAN has been taken to hospital after she came off a moped in Colchester.

Essex Police were on patrol when they came across the incident in St Andrew's Avenue around 7.40am today.

The woman had suffered a leg injury.

A spokesman said: "A woman had come off a 50cc moped and was laying in the road.

"Ambulance paramedics were already on the scene.

"The woman has been taken to Colchester General Hospital for treatment and the road was clear again by 7.46am."