A DRIVER escaped with minor injuries when a car left the road in Burford near Tenbury.

The accident happened on Clee Hill Road on Thursday, January 2 at just after 2.30pm.

Fire fighters from Ludlow and Wellington were called to the incident that resulted in the badly damaged family hatchback coming to rest in a precarious position on an embankment.

The car had struck a tree and was badly damaged with the bonnet and front of the vehicle taking the worst of the collision.

Fire crews used specialist equipment to release the driver from the car.

An ambulance crew also attended the incident and gave treatment to the driver who fortunately escaped with minor injuries.

The car was made safe with the use of safety straps that prevented it from rolling further down the embankment.