TWO people were taken to hospital following a crash in South Benfleet.
A 71-year-old woman who suffered leg injuries and a 19-year-old woman were taken to Southend Hospital after the crash in Essex Way.
Two fire crews from Rayleigh Weir were called to the scene to free the 71-year-old from the car she was trapped in.
A black Peugeot 406 and a blue Vauxhall Corsa were in collision on Essex Way at 1.20pm on Wednesday (April 18).
The road was closed after the accident and was not re-opened until the evening following police investigation.
Police are appealing for witnesses following the accident.
Any witnesses are asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org