PC Ian Risden, from the Castle Point and Rochford community policing team, was one of the police officers who attended the scene.
Soon after the incident, he tweeted to say that abuse had been hurled in his and his team’s direction when dealing with the situation.
He tweeted: “My team and officers from Essex Police roads policing unit have been trying to deal with a crash with injuries this morning in Benfleet.
“We have been subjected to abuse by a member of the public.
“This is not acceptable someone is injured and needs help.
“Disruption unavoidable.”Is this what the police have come to? Is this what they use social media for? Whining that people were mean to them, like a teenage girl?