AN elderly driver was taken to hospital after crashing into two stationary cars in Frinton.

A silver Ford Mondeo crashed into a stationary Mercedes E350 and a beige Toyota Yaris, just before 11am.  

It happened in Queen Street, just off Connaught Avenue, and a section of the road was blocked off after the incident for more than an hour.

The driver of the Mondeo was taken to Colchester General Hospital with a variety of minor injuries.

He is thought to have a pre-existing condition which contributed to the crash. Police have launched an investigation into the incident.

A second crash caused major congestion in Kirby Cross at about 2.30pm.

Holland Road was closed completely after a car and motorcycle collided.

Traffic was backed up along Pork Lane while the scene was examined by officers.

The motorcyclist suffered minor injuries but was taken to hospital as a precaution.