Man seriously hurt in crash involving two cars and a tree
- Credit: GILES WATLING
A man has been seriously hurt in a crash with a tree and another vehicle in Frinton.
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.
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"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."
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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."