Driver's lucky escape in County Durham accident

The car as it landed in the tree
The car as it landed in the tree

A driver had an incredible escape after her car ended up in lodged in a tree in thick undergrowth after leaving a County Durham road today.

Firefighters, police and paramedics were called to the scene off the A688 near Spennymoor around 11am.

The car is just visible through the foliage

The car is just visible through the foliage

County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service posted pictures of the accident on its Facebook page with the words: "Images from the earlier RTC on A688, 1 female released by firefighters with minor injuries."

Durham Road Policing Unit also posted a picrte of the scene on its Twitter feed, with the message: "Teamwork rescuing the driver of this Toyota on A688 Spennymoor. Driver unhurt."

Firecrews at the scene

Firecrews at the scene