Residents were left stuck in severe gridlock after a car crashed into a Maldon roundabout.

Fire crews used cutting equipment to free a man from his BMW after he smashed into a hedge yesterday morning at the junction between Limebrook Way, Spital Road and Wycke Hill.

He was taken to Broomfield Hospital non life-threatening injuries.

All three emergency services attended the scene and a road block was put in place while they dealt with the crash.

An Essex police spokesperson said: “We were called prior to 7am following reports of a single vehicle road traffic accident.

"On arrival police found a vehicle in the undergrowth on the roundabout, which had left the road.”

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