Three, including a woman in her 20s with a baby in her car, are left fighting for their lives after a head-on crash in Essex.
A man and a woman in their 50s and a woman in her 20s are all in life-threatening conditions in hospital.
It has been reported a white van and a Ford Kuga collided on the Maldon bypass of the A414 at 2:40pm.
Three air ambulances, four ambulances and two paramedic cars were sent to the scene.
It has been reported a white and and a Ford Kuga collided on the A414 on the Maldon bypass