A motorcyclist suffered a punctured lung and broken legs following a crash on the A120 yesterday.
The rider of an orange KTM bike was in collision with a red Mercedes van in the Coggeshall area.
Police were called to the scene shortly before 5pm and the road was closed until 6.30pm.
The motorcyclist was flown to Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, by air ambulance.
His condition was described as stable and his injuries were serious but not life threatening.
Police are not investigating the crash.