A THREE vehicle crash on the A120 has left two drivers in hospital.

The A120 was closed in both directions between Horsley Cross and Ramsey for five hours after the smash at about 1.40am today, Wednesday July 16.

A lorry, van and car were involved in the collision on the eastbound carriageway, which saw two drivers taken to hospital.

An ambulance service spokesman said two men were rushed to Colchester General Hospital, one with serious chest injuries and the other with more minor injuries.

Police reopened one lane of the road at 7am.