ONE motorist had to be cut free following a three-car crash in Basildon.

The crash happened at around 1.40pm on Saturday near the railway bridge in Nethermayne, BAsildon when the silver Renault Megane, silver Vauxhall Zafira and blue Ford S-Max collided.

The road was closed for two hours while one person was cut free and emergency crews dealt with the aftermath.

Witnesses can contact Pc Alun Causaker at Laindon road policing office on 101.