A YOUNG girl was taken to hospital after colliding with a car.

The five year old girl was clipped by the car but is not thought to be seriously injured.

It happened in Sycamore Way, Clacton, and the road was closed in both directions while emergency services dealt with the incident.

Paramedics were called to the scene and took her to Colchester General Hospital as a precaution.

It happened at about 3.30pm.

Anyone who saw the incident should call police on 101.