THREE people remain in hospital after an incident involving two scrambler bikes which closed a residential street for more than eight hours.

Essex Police says officers were called to a collision between two scrambler bikes in Clifton Road, Rochford, at about 4am on Saturday.

The emergency services remained at the scene into Saturday afternoon and the road remained closed until about 12.30pm.

Three people sustained injuries after the incident and were taken to hospital by paramedics from the East of England Ambulance Service for treatment, where they remain.

Officers investigating the crash have now launched an appeal for witnesses to come forward.

Echo: Scene - Clifton RoadScene - Clifton Road (Image: Google)

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A spokesman for the force said: “Our officers are appealing for any information, doorbell or dashcam footage that will help them with their ongoing investigation into a collision in Rochford.

“We were called to reports of a collision between two scrambler bikes in Clifton Road at about 4am on Saturday, November 18.

“We [were] at the scene of the incident and [worked] with emergency service colleagues while we [carried] out our investigations.

“Three people have been injured and taken to hospital by paramedics for further treatment.

“We would like to thank the residents and wider community for their patience while this incident [was] ongoing.”

It is illegal to drive off-road vehicles including scrambler bikes on private land without permission from the landowner, though their use is not forbidden on roads provided the driver has a driving licence, insurance, and vehicle tax.

Police officers would now like to hear from anyone in the Clifton Road area who has not yet been contacted, especially if they have doorbell footage of the vehicles involved.

Clifton Road stretches between Ashingdon Road and Rectory Avenue and is close to the Sanders Food and Wine Shop and the Victory Inn pub.

“Please contact us quoting incident 130 of Saturday, November 18,” the spokesman added.

Reports can be made online by visiting or by calling Essex Police on 101.

Anonymous reports can be made by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers at or by calling 0800 555 111.