ONE lane is blocked on the A12 after a crash.

A car and lorry collided shortly before junction 26 for Eight Ash Green on the southbound carriageway.

The accident happened at around 4.15pm and involved a foreign lorry and a black Peugeot 207.

One lane is blocked while emergency services deal with the scene.

The female driver of the car, aged in her 20s, is being treated by paramedics for a head injury, but an ambulance service spokesman said the injuries were not thought to be serious.

She is due to be taken to Colchester General Hospital for a check up.