THREE people had to be cut free from a car after it flipped over.

The vehicle was travelling along Lower Dunton Road in Hornon-on-the-Hill, when it overturned trapping the three passengers inside.

Fire crews from Orsett raced to the scene of the crash, which happened at around 1am on Monday, and cut the people free from the wreckage.

They were then taken to Basildon hospital by paramedics.