TWO cars and a van crashed in a three-vehicle collision on the A13.

Motorists had to suffer delays when a red Vauxhall Vectra, black BMW and white Transit van collided at the Tarpots junction, linking London Road, Rushbottom Lane and High Road in Benfleet.

Police were called to the incident on the busy dual carriageway shortly after 7:15am during rush hour today.

One driver is believed to have suffered minor injuries in the crash.

An Essex Police spokesperson said: “We were called to the scene shortly after 7:15 following reports of a three-vehicle collision. One of the drivers was thought to have suffered slight injuries in the incident.

“Officers investigated the incident and reports were taken.”