Man seriously hurt in crash involving two cars and a tree

PUBLISHED: 12:37 17 February 2020 | UPDATED: 14:00 17 February 2020

The air ambulance has landed nearby Picture: GILES WATLING

The air ambulance has landed nearby Picture: GILES WATLING


A man has been seriously hurt in a crash with a tree and another vehicle in Frinton.

All emergency services are at the scene in Frinton Picture: CARL DOWNAll emergency services are at the scene in Frinton Picture: CARL DOWN

Pictures from the scene show a number of emergency vehicles - including police, firefighters and ambulance crews - parked up in Witton Wood Road.

According to Essex County Council's travel feed, two vehicles have collided and the road is blocked in both directions.

An Essex Police spokesman said: "Police were contacted at just after 11am today, Monday 17 February, following reports of a collision in Witton Wood Road, Frinton.

"The collision happened when a car collided with another vehicle and a tree.

All emergency services are at the scene Picture: GILES WATLINGAll emergency services are at the scene Picture: GILES WATLING

"The male driver suffered serious injuries and is being treated by paramedics.

"Fire crews, paramedics and police remain at the scene and an investigation is under way."

An Essex and Herts Air Ambulance landed nearby, in a field next to Frinton Cricket Club.

Giles Watling, MP for Clacton, said he was alerted to the crash when he spotted the air ambulance hovering overhead.

He said: "All the emergency services are there - lots of police, fire, ambulance and the air ambulance.

"I just hope those involved are not badly hurt.

"It's a tiny little road so to see all the emergency crews here was a bit of a shock.

"I just wanted to get a message out there on Twitter to make sure people were aware of the incident and the fact it is blocking the road both ways.

"Firefighters were trying to help a person out of their vehicle, I spoke with the police and it was good to see them all spring into action."

The approach to the town's railway station is also blocked off by police, witnesses added.

A spokesman for Essex County Fire and Rescue Service said: "Firefighters were called a road traffic collision in Frinton this morning.

"On arrival, crews reported that a car had left the road and collided with a tree leaving the driver trapped in his car.

"Crews worked to release the casualty by 12.11pm and he was left in the care of the ambulance service."

Meanwhile, a spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service added: "We were called at around 11am with reports of a collision involving a single vehicle on Witton Wood Road, Frinton.

"We sent two ambulances and an air ambulance.

"The patient was transferred by land ambulance to Colchester General Hospital for further treatment."

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