A MAN was rushed to hospital after a crash on the A12.

Several cars collided at about 8.20am this morning between Eight Ash Green and Spring Lane on the nortbound carriageway.

Fire crews had to cut a man free from his car before he was taken to hospital.

His condition is not thought to be life threatening.

One lane was blocked while treatment was given and the vehicles recovered with both lanes open by 9.50am.