A DRIVER has been airlifted to hospital after a serious crash between a car and lorry.

Multiple ambulance crews were sent to Rawreth Lane near Rayleigh at 6.35am this morning after reports of a collision which blocked traffic in both ways between Chelmsford Road and Madrid Avenue.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said a person was treated at the scene before they were airlifted to Kings College Hospital in Lambeth, London, for further treatment.

It is not known at this stage what the condition of the person involved in the incident is.  

The spokesman said: "We were called to Rawreth Lane after receiving reports of a collision at around 6.35am today.

"We sent a variety of resources, including two ambulances, an ambulance officer, our hazardous area response team, a car from Essex and Herts Air Ambulance, a car from the British Association for Immediate Care charity and an air ambulance from Air Ambulance Charity Kent Surrey Sussex."

They added: "Crews treated one patient at the scene before airlifting them to Kings College Hospital for further assessment and care.”

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Essex Police said they were also called to the incident at 6.40am this morning saying two vehicles had been involved in the collision

Officers still remain at the scene with the incident still ongoing.  

A spokesperson said: “We are appealing for witnesses and dash cam footage to a serious collision involving a Ford Focus and a lorry in Rawreth, Wickford. ​

"The two vehicles were in collision outside Clarks Cottages, Rawreth Lane, today, Wednesday 11 May, sometime before 6.40am. ​

"The road is closed whilst the emergency services deal. ​

"The driver of the Focus, a man, 30s, has been taken to hospital by air ambulance. ​

"We’d like to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time and saw the collision, or the vehicles shortly before it happened or anyone who may have dash cam footage to contact us."

Meanwhile a spokesman from the air ambulance said: “A helicopter from Air Ambulance Charity Kent Surrey Sussex attended a patient involved in a road traffic collision in Rayleigh on 11th May.

“Our crew worked with Essex and Herts Air Ambulance clinicians to treat the patient before taking them by air to a major trauma centre.”