New photos have emerged showing the scale of the damage caused to a bus involved in a serious crash.

Two people were rushed to hospital following the crash on Witham Road, near Black Notley, but Essex Police has since stated those who required treatment only suffered minor injuries.

It is understood the driver of the bus was flown to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge via air ambulance while a passenger was taken to Broomfield Hospital with facial injuries.

Braintree and Witham Times:

Members of the Braintree policing team have since posted a message on Facebook warning motorists to take care in Wintry conditions.

They said: "On a cold frosty morning yesterday (Tuesday) PC Russell and PC Speller of the Braintree Town Team were first on scene with the ambulance service to a serious road traffic collision on Notley Road, Braintree.

"PC Russell and PC Speller worked closely with the ambulance crew, Helimed and crew from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service to deal with the accident and get the road open as soon as possible.

Braintree and Witham Times:

"Despite the severity of the collision all involved survived with minor injuries being sustained by passengers. Great example of how our emergency services work together in difficult circumstances. Please slow down and be careful out on the roads, its getting colder and ice patches are appearing."

Witham Road was closed throughout much of Tuesday as officers began their investigations into the collision, which happened just before 10.30am.

Braintree and Witham Times:

Enquiries into the crash, which involved a car and Stephensons of Essex bus, are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact police on101 quoting incident 351 on November 19.

Stephensons of Essex has been contacted for comment by the Times but has been unable to confirm any details.