A MOTORCYCLIST was taken to hospital with serious injuries after a crash on the A13.

Police closed the road eastbound from the A1014 at about 7pm yesterday after the rider of a Triumph Daytona, believed to be male, sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries.

East of England Ambulance received several 999 calls at about 6.25pm informing them of the incident and, after despatching a duty officer and ambulance, took him to Basildon Hospital.

The road was reopened shortly before 9pm.