A MAN was taken to hospital after being hit by a van in a busy seafront road.

Ambulance crews attended the scene.

A South East Coast Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We were called at about 7.45am to a male pedetrian who had been hit by a van.

"We sent one ambulance crew to the scene on the A259 in Saltdean.

"The pedestrian escaped serious injury but was still taken into the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton as a matter of priority."

Bus services were disrupted by the incident.

At the time a Brighton and Hove Buses spokesman said: "There has been an accident on the A259 coast road by Cranleigh Avenue, Saltdean. 

"There is an ambulance on the scene and it is passable, but vehicles in the area are cautious.

"Delays expected to the 12, 12A, 12X, 14, 14C and 27 services."

An AA spokesman said: "There are delays on the A259 Marine Drive Westbound between Hoddern Avenue and Cranleigh Avenue."

The road has now been cleared and bus services have returned to normal.