A man was freed from his car after crashing into a tree. 

Fire crews from Lyme Regis Fire Station and Charmouth Fire Station were called to a report of a single vehicle crash in the Catherston Leweston area at around 2.43pm on Thursday, June 27. 

The man was driving a 4x4 which came off the road and went down a steep embankment before crashing into a tree. 

The driver wasn't injured however he had become trapped in his car.

Firefighters freed the man and brought him up to the embankment before transferring the incident over to police and the ambulance service. 

A spokesperson for Charmouth Fire Station said: "At 2.43pm we were mobilised alongside Lyme Regis Fire Station to a single vehicle road traffic collision just outside of Charmouth. 

"A 4x4 had come off the road and had gone down a steep embankment. The driver was unhurt but was trapped in his car.

"Crews freed the driver and brought him up the embankment and cared for him before handing over the incident to ambulance and police."