A WOMAN has been left with serious injuries following a crash in Clayhill Road, in Basildon.

It has been reported that a woman was trapped, and the fire service worked to release her from the vehicle.

A child was also assessed by paramedics at the scene.

A spokesman for Essex Police, said: "We were called to reports of a collision on Clayhill Road, Basildon, just before 7.50am this morning, May 16.

"A silver Ford Fiesta and a grey Skoda are believed to have been involved.

"The driver of the Skoda has been taken to hospital with serious injuries, but she is in a stable condition.

"Several road closures in the area, including at Pitsea High Road, remain in place as we wait for recovery of the Skoda.

"Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident 199 of 16/05."

A spokesman for Essex Fire Service, said: "Firefighters were called to assist at the scene of a road traffic collision this morning.

"On arrival, crews advised that one female was trapped in her vehicle following the incident, which involved one other vehicle.

"Firefighters released the woman by 8.21am."

A spokesman for the ambulance service, said: "Two ambulances, a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance officer vehicle were called to a serious road traffic collision at Clay Hill Road shortly before 8am this morning.

"Three adults and a child were assessed at the scene and one woman was transported to Basildon and Thurrock Hospital."