Pictures show the moment emergency services took to the scene of a "serious crash" in Southend. 

The incident took place in Shoebury Road at around 6.30pm last night (November 24), and saw a vehicle overturn on it's side.

Chelmsford Weekly News:

Photo by Aaron Chesham

Eyewitnesses say a number of police and ambulance crews were at the scene, along with an air ambulance.

Firefighters cut the roof of a car involved in the crash, to help release one casualty trapped in the vehicle. 

Thankfully, they were released by 8pm and left in the care of the air ambulance.

It is believed the patient was airlifted to Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge.

Chelmsford Weekly News:

Photo by Aaron Chesham

A spokesperson from the fire service, said: "Firefighters were called to assist at the scene of a road traffic collision involving a vehicle which had overturned onto its side.

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

"The casualty was released by 8pm and left in the care of the air ambulance."

A spokesperson from the ambulance service, said: "I can confirm that EEAST responded to an emergency call shortly before 6.30pm regarding an incident on Shoebury Road, Southend.

"We sent four ambulances, a rapid response vehicle and an air ambulance to the scene.

"The patient was transported to hospital by air ambulance for further care."

Essex Police have been contacted for comment.

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