A THREE-VEHICLE smash in Eastwood left the Fairway blocked in both directions this evening.

The accident occurred at 5.30pm with the ambulance service attending.

One woman was treated for suspected neck injuries and is thought to have been taken to Southend Hospital, there were not thought to be any other casualties.

The road was blocked in both directions between the A127 junction and where it meets Eastwood Road North, but had reopened and traffic cleared by 7pm.