A WOMAN has been left with life-threatening injuries after a serious crash in the early hours.

At about 4.30am this morning, police were called to the scene of a single vehicle crash in Avey Lane, Waltham Abbey. 

A woman has been taken to hospital with serious injuries, which are believed to be life-threatening. 

A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by careless driving.

The road is currently closed while Essex Police's roads policing officers carry out their investigations at the scene.

An Essex Police spokesman said: "We are appealing for any information, witnesses or dashcam footage from the area around the time of the collision.

"If you can help, please contact us quoting incident number 216 of Sunday May 19.

"You can let us know by submitting a report on our website or by using our online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am and 9pm.

"Visit www.essex.police.uk/digital101 to find out more about our website reporting services.

"Alternatively you can call us on 101. In an emergency always call 999."

To make an anonymous report, contact independent charity Crimestoppers by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.