TWO pensioners suffered serious injuries after a crash in Corringham.

The accident happened after a silver mini collided with a Shell fuel tanker in Giffords Cross Road at around 9.30am on Friday morning.

The mini was being driven by a 68-year-old woman from Fobbing who is currently in Basildon Hospital suffering serious injuries.

Her 82-year-old passenger, who lives in Stanford-le-Hope, suffered a serious leg injury and is also being treated at the hospital.

The 50-year-old driver of the tanker, who lives in Pitsea, was not injured.

The carriageway was closed from the time of the accident until 4pm.

Any witnesses should contact Pc Tim Hardy-Wallace at Laindon Road Policing Unit on Essex Police 101