AN ARRESTED individual has been released on bail until July 1 while Essex Police continue to investigate a serious four-vehicle crash in Southend.

Two people were rushed to hospital after the crash yesterday morning at Royal Artillery Way.

While the crash, involving "three ride-on lawnmowers" and one-car, caused the road to be shut in both directions for more than two hours. 

A spokesman from Essex Police said the two people “suffered serious injuries” and “continue to receive treatment in hospital”.

One of the two people were take by land to Southend Hospital while the second person was taken by air ambulance to The Royal London Hospital.

Officers were called to Royal Artillery Way around 7:40am this morning, following a collision involving four vehicles spokesman for Essex Police which closed the road.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: "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."

While 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.”