TWO people had to be transported to hospital and one person was reported for careless driving following a nasty crash in a village.

Police officers, firefighters and paramedics were called to an crash in Spring Road, St Osyth shortly before 9.30pm on April 12.

An ambulance and a rapid response car attended the scene, and two patients were transported to Colchester General Hospital for further care. 

According to eyewitnesses the smash involved two cars and occurred at a junction with Colchester Road. 

The road was subsequently closed for several hours as a result of the incident.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "We were called to reports of a two vehicle collision in Colchester Road, St Osyth shortly after 9.10pm on April 12.

"Nobody was seriously injured but one person was reported for careless driving."

Essex Police is now asking anyone with information or footage of the crash to contact the force by calling 101 and quoting incident number 1263 of April 12.

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111.