A woman was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving following a crash.
Police were called to Bradford Street, Braintree, shortly after 9.30pm yesterday.
A black Mini and a black Mercedes had collided and the road was temporarily closed shortly before 10pm.
An Essex Police spokesman said the occupants suffered minor injuries and the Mini driver, a 40-year-old woman, was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.
She was taken into police custody.