A PERSON was taken to hospital with "serious injuries" following a crash on a busy main road which is becoming notorious for nasty - and sometimes fatal - smashes. 

The A120 was closed near Wix this morning after a two vehicle crash saw several emergency services rush to the scene.

Upon arrival police officers shut down the road in both directions, causing severe traffic congestion in the area.

Two ambulances, two ambulance officer vehicles and the East Anglian Air Ambulance were also called to the scene.

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Scene - A police car and an ambulance can be seen stationed on the A120 near Wix following the crashScene - A police car and an ambulance can be seen stationed on the A120 near Wix following the crash (Image: Public)

The East of England Ambulance Service has since confirmed two people were taken to hospital as a result of the crash - including one with bad injuries. 

A spokesman for the service said: "Two patients - one with serious injuries - were transported by road ambulance to Colchester Hospital."

The latest incident marks the second crash on the A120 near Wix in just the last seven days.

On that occasion, on November 28, drivers faced rush hour delays on November following a smash near the junction with Primrose Lane.

Speed sensors indicated at the time traffic had come to a standstill heading towards both Harwich and Colchester.

In recent years there has also been several fatal crashes on the same stretch of road.

Last year, for example, there were five fatal crashes on the A120 in just six months.

This included pensioner Sadie Sims who was killed following a crash on the A120 at Wix.

Emergency services rushed to the scene at about 10.40am on Wednesday, March 30, after a silver Daihatsu was involved in crash with another vehicle.

The 84-year-old was a passenger in the silver car which was involved, and was taken to hospital. She sadly died later that week on Sunday, April 3.

Since then campaigners have urged motorists to be careful when travelling on the road.

A spokesman for The Safer Essex Roads Partnership, said: “The partnership is working together with all its partners, including National Highways, to improve safety and reduce risk for all road users.

“We have launched Vision Zero, our ambitious aspiration that no one will die or be seriously injured on Essex roads by 2040, but we cannot do this alone.

"We rely on our partners, businesses and communities, as well as individual road users to consider their road use, manage their speed and comply with traffic laws.

"No one deserves to die on the road.”