TWO people have been rushed to hospital after a serious four-car crash in Southend.

Emergency services were called to Royal Artillery Way, in Southend, at around 7:40am this morning. 

Essex Police say this was following a crash involving four vehicles. 

The road still remains closed at this stage. 

Two people have been taken to hospital. One has been taken by land to Southend Hospital, and a second person has been taken to The Royal London Hospital by air ambulance.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "We are currently on scene of a serious collision in Southend. 

"Officers were called to Royal Artillery Way around 7:40am this morning, following a collision involving four vehicles. 

"We remain on scene and the road is currently closed."

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service added: "We were called at 7.41am with reports of a collision near Vallance Close, Southend on Sea.

"We sent Essex and Herts Air Ambulance, two ambulances and an ambulance officer.

"One person was taken to Southend University Hospital by land ambulance and a second person was taken to The Royal London Hospital by air ambulance."

At this stage, the extend of the injuries at yet to be confirmed. 

A spokesman for Essex Fire said: “Firefighters were called to a road traffic collision on Royal Artillery Way, Southend at 7:47am. 

“On arrival, crews reported two vehicles had collided. Nobody was trapped and crews worked to make the scene safe by 8:51am.”