A MAIN road was closed last night for several hours after a serious crash on Canvey.

Somnes Avenue was shut in both directions by police at around 7.30pm, after the crash.

A man has been left with serious injuries followingt the incident, the Echo understands.

The East of England ambulance has confirmed a person was rushed to hospital.

It's believed the crash occured near the Waterside leisure centre.


A spokesman from the East of England Ambulance Service, said: "We were called at 7.09pm with reports of a crashin Somnes Avenue, Canvey.

"We sent one ambulance and a rapid response vehicle.

"One person was taken to Southend Hospital for further care."


Essex Police was contacted for comment.