Separate traffic accidents sent two people to hospital on Saturday, July 19.

In the first incident police were called to the junction of Church Road and Rickstones Road in Rivenhall after two cars collided.  

Police said a 52-year-old man from Braintree collapsed at the scene of the collision between his Vauxhall Zafira and a Volkswagen Passat at about 6.50pm.

The man's wife was uninjured and the driver of the Passat, also from Braintree, was reported for driving offences.

In the second incident two ambulances attended an accident on Halstead Road, Earls Colne at 7.15pm.

A woman was taken to Colchester General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries following a car crash.