Driver escapes horror smash on A689

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A DRIVER escaped a horror smash unhurt after crashing into a tree.

Emergency services rushed to the A689 after a blue Peugeot came off the carriageway, crashed into a tree and flipped onto its roof.

Fortunately the driver of the car escaped without serious injuries but was taken to hospital as a precaution.

The incident happened on the carriageway heading into town near to Newton Bewley at around 11.25am today.

The driver wasn’t trapped in the vehicle, but police, paramedics and firefighters all attended the scene.

One lane is blocked while police remain at the scene.