The A127 has completely shut down following a crash.

The crash which is reported to have involved two vehicles took place between 9am and 10am this morning.

Police and firefighters are reportedly at the scene near to the Mayflower Retail Park.

Drivers reported being turned away from the road while recovery is ongoing.

The road has now been re-opened.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "We attended a two vehicle collision between a car and a van just after 9am this morning at the Mayflower Retail Park, Basildon.

"A man was treated by ambulance staff for an injury which is not believed to be serious and he was taken to hospital.

"The road has been reopened."