A DRIVER was taken to hospital with serious leg injuries after being trapped in his vehicle alongside the A420 near Slaughterford on Sunday.

The driver was cut free by firefighters after he had crashed into a tree near The Crown public house.

Emergency services were called to the accident at around 11.19am with a Wiltshire Air Ambulance and paramedics attending.

Two fire crews from Chippenham worked for over an hour to free the man from his Nissan Skyline vehicle.

He is believed to have suffered potentially serious leg injuries.

A police spokesman said: “At about 11.20am on Sunday we were made aware of an RTC involving a Nissan Skyline car hitting a tree beside the A420 near Chippenham.

“Officers found a man trapped in his vehicle and called for support from Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service and Wiltshire Ambulance Service.

“Our officers managed traffic flow and road closures while fire crews were able to cut the casualty free from the vehicle allowing him to be transferred to hospital.”

A spokesperson for Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Two crews from Chippenham attended and used hydraulic rescue equipment to free the driver.”

The road was closed in both directions between Ford and the Yatton Road junction for Yatton Keynell until around 2pm.

The accident occurred near The Crown public house and the junction for Slaughterford.