THE A129 is expected to be closed until 6pm following a serious crash in Rayleigh this afternoon.
The serious crash involved a car and a small van - two men were trapped in the van on London Road, Rayleigh during the incident at 1.45pm.
Firefighters used specialist cutting equipment to free the two men. The first casualty was released by 2.40pm and the second by 3.05pm.
They were left in the care of the Ambulance Service. The Air Ambulance also attended the scene.