Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital after crash closes A12 near Colchester for three hours

The A12 at Marks Tey.

The A12 at Marks Tey. - Credit: Archant

Police in Essex are appealing for witnesses to a crash on the A12 which saw a man airlifted to hospital with serious injuries.

Officers were called at around 3.40pm yesterday to the collision involving a Yamaha motorcycle and a Vauxhall Insignia on the Colchester-bound carriageway of the A12 at Marks Tey, just before junction 25.

The road was closed for the air ambulance to land and for investigations to be carried out.

A diversion was put in place until the road reopened at about 6.40pm.

The motorcyclist, a 40-year-old from London, was taken to hospital.

The driver was not injured.

Any witnesses to the incident are asked to telephone Pc Stephen Licence at Stanway road policing unit on 101.