A motorcyclist was rushed to hospital following a serious crash early this morning.

Essex Police say officers were called to Witham Road, Black Notley, around 7am following a collision between a white motorbike and a blue Mercedes Sprinter Van.

The motorcyclist was taken to hospital with what police have described as serious but non-life changing injuries.

A spokesman for the force has confirmed the van driver was reported for careless driving after the incident.

The crash happened just hours before a second collision occurred on the same stretch of road.

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Witham Road was closed to all traffic after the second crash and has remained shut for much of the day.