A ROAD has been closed following a two-vehicle crash.

The crash happened at around 2.30pm today on Clay Hill Road, Basildon.

Police closed the road between the junctions of Swallow Dale and Sparrows Herne.

Firefighters spent an hour cutting the female driver out of her red Nissan Micra following the incident.

She has been taken to Basildon Hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of a white van was also taken to hospital as a precaution.