A MOTORCYCLIST has sustained serious injuries and is in a critical condition following a crash on the A127 at West Horndon.
Essex Police have reported a white Vauxhall Vivaro van and a Harley Davidson motorbike were involved in a collision on the eastbound carriageway near to the Halfway House.
The crash is said to have happened at about 4.15pm today and early reports suggest an air ambulance was spotted at the scene.
The motorbike rider sustained fractures to both arms and a head injury and is being taken to hospital in a critical condition.
The road is currently closed while officers investigate and is expected to stay shut well into this evening.
Essex Police is now urging drivers to avoid the area if possible and asking any witnesses or drivers with dash cam footage to call 101 quoting incident 882 of 11 August.