A CAR overturned, rolled and crashed into an A12 barrier this morning.

The driver of a silver Vauxhall Corsa lost control at about 7.50am on the southbound carriageway near Marks Tey.

Police and paramedics were called to the scene and a man aged in his 20s was taken to Colchester General Hospital by ambulance.

Traffic queued back several miles before the incident was cleared about 90 minutes later.