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A man in his twenties was cut out of Audi A4 after crash in Royal Artillery Way, Southend
A MAN escaped serious injury after he lost control of his car and smashed into a ditch.
Firefighters were called to Royal Artillery Way, Southend, at 9.50pm on Monday evening after the silver Audi A4 left the road as it was coming down the hill, spun sideways, hit a tree and ended up in a ditch.
The passenger, a man in his twenties, had managed to get out of the car before crews arrived but the driver, also in his twenties, was trapped.
Firefighters saw the door had crushed him and used cutting equipment to remove the whole driver’s side of the car. Paramedics moved in to give the trapped man first aid and pain relief.
He had suffered an injury to his right leg, believed to be minor, and he was taken to Southend Hospital for further treatment.
The road was closed until just after midnight while police carried out their investigations.
One person was reported for driving offences.