Police are appealing for witnesses following a four vehicle collision on the A13 near Stanford le Hope.
Four vehicles, two lorries, a Mercedes car and a Mercedes van were in collision on the Southend-bound A13 at 10.20am this morning, Friday, October 5.
One man, aged 53 from South Ockendon, the driver of the Mercedes car, was taken to Queens Hospital in Romford with serious injuries.
A 38-year-old man from Sheerness in Kent was arrested at the scene on suspicion of careless driving. He remains in custody.
Any witnesses to the collision are asked to contact Pc James Lee at the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org