Officers are appealing for witnesses to an incident which happened in Whitmore Way, Basildon this morning, Tuesday, June 21.
A silver Ford Fusion car was involved in a collision with a red Honda motorcycle just before 5am this morning.
Officers have arrested a 34-year-old man from Basildon on suspicion of GBH and driving while under the influence of drink or drugs.
A 16-year-old boy has been taken to hospital with serious injuries.
The road was closed but has now reopened.
Police are keen to hear from anyone who saw either vehicle prior to the collision to contact them on 101.