Police are appealing for witnesses and dash cam following a collision on the A127 at West Horndon which has left a motorbike rider in a critical condition.
A white Vauxhall Vivaro van and a Harley Davidson motorbike were in collision on the eastbound carriageway near to the Halfway House at 4.15pm today (Tuesday August 11).
The motorcyclist has sustained fractures to both arms and a head injury and has been taken to hospital in a critical condition.
The road is expected to stay shut well into this evening so drivers are advised to avoid the area if possible.
If you saw anything, have any dash cam footage, or have any other information please call 101 quoting incident 882 of 11 August or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.