A MAN has been taken to hospital after a crash outside a petrol station.

Witnesses reporting seeing an accident between vehicles at the Tesco petrol station, in Highwoods Square, Colchester, at around 12.50pm this afternoon.

A number of emergency service vehicles were reportedly on the scene.

An East of England Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “An ambulance and rapid response vehicle attended a road traffic collision at Tesco Petrol Station on Highwoods Square in Colchester.

"An adult male was transported to Colchester General Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”

An Essex Fire Service spokesman said: "Firefighters were called to assist at the scene of a road traffic collision involving two vehicles.

"Fire crews worked with paramedics to help release one casualty trapped in their vehicle.

"The casualty was released by 12:50pm and left in the care of the Ambulance Service."