POLICE were called to the scene of a horror crash on the A13 today.

A car was left mangled when a HGV ploughed in to the back of a driver.

Pictures from the scene show how the car was jammed underneath the trailer of a lorry travelling in front of the car.

Thankfully the driver of the car wasn't seriously injured.

Essex Police posted about the incident on social media and have warned drivers who used their phones to record the crash.

A spokesman said: "Thankfully the driver of this car hit from behind by an HGV on the #A13 earlier wasn't seriously hurt, to the 20 or so drivers who drove by one handed to film it with your phones not watching the road ahead, keep an eye on your mailbox we'll be in touch."