A MAN was airlifted to hospital after his car smashed into the side of a busy carriageway, bringing traffic to a grinding halt this weekend.

The road was temporarily closed by emergency services while the scene was dealt with.

Traffic was brought to a halt after the single-car crash on the A13 near Sadler's Farm roundabout and all emergency services were on the scene to assist.

A spokesman for the ambulance service said: "We received a call yesterday at 2.47pm to reports of a crash on the A13 near Pitsea.

"We dispatched an ambulance crew, ambulance officer, and air ambulance from the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAA).

"Medics arrived within six minutes of the call to treat a man for a head injury before airlifting him to Queens Hospital for further care. His condition is thought to be stable."

The road was closed in both directions while the site was cleared and police carried out an investigation into the cause of the crash.


A spokesman for the fire service said: "We sent three crews to the scene of a single-vehicle crash on the A13.

"While no one was trapped in their car, the team helped to clear a large oil spillage on the road surface and worked to make the scene secure before leaving it in the hands of the highways teams."