A WOMAN has been taken to hospital with a neck injury following a car crash.

Ambulance crews and police officers were called to Mersea Road, near the Southway roundabout, in Colchester just before 9am this morning after a Vauxhall and Mercedes crashed.

The woman, who is believed to be in her 40s, was taken to Colchester hospital.

Her injures are not thought to be life-threatening.

The accident partially blocked the busy road until about 10.30am.