A CAR travelling on a busy road crashed into a ditch resulting in the partial closure of a carriageway during rush-hour.

Essex Police were called to the A12 shortly before 6am on Monday after receiving reports a vehicle had left the road between Kelvedon and Witham.

Nobody was seriously injured as a result of the early morning smash, but the incident did block a section of the London-bound carriageway.

A spokesman for the force has now appealed to anyone with information to call 101 quoting incident number 123 of 18 October.

Reports can also be submitted online by visiting essex.police.uk or by contacting Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.