A man has been taken to hospital in a serious condition after a van crashed into a parked vehicle in Witham.

Police are at the scene of the crash in Rickstones Road.

A Renault Kangoo van collided with the parked vehicle between Campbell Road and Conrad Road at around 10.35am today.

The man who was driving the van has been taken to hospital and is in a serious condition.

A police spokesman said: "That stretch of road is currently closed while we investigate and we anticipate it being shut until the middle of the afternoon.

"There is still access to both Campbell Road and Conrad Road.

"If you saw the collision or the way the Kangoo was being driven in the moments before or have CCTV or dash cam footage of it, please call us on 101 quoting incident 348 of 22 June or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."