A MOTORCYCLIST was rushed to hospital with chest injuries after a collision with a Ferrari and Mercedes.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash in Eastern Avenue last night, which led to the two car drivers being arrested.

A red Ferrari, a black Mercedes SL63 AMG and a black Honda CB motorcycle all struck each other on Eastern Avenue near its junction with Sutton Road shortly before 8pm.

Fire fighters from Southend gave first aid to the motorcyclist and a second person and helped paramedics at the scene.

The male motorcyclist, who lives locally and is in his 20s, was taken to Southend Hospital by paramedics after sustaining non-life-threatening chest injuries.

The Ferrari driver, aged 21, and the Mercedes driver, aged 41, who both live locally, were arrested at the scene on suspicion of driving dangerously. They are now on police bail until Thursday, October 23 pending further enquiries.

Anyone who saw the two cars in the Southend area between 7-8pm or who saw the crash are urged to contact investigating officers at Southend Road Policing Unit on 101.