A DRIVER had a lucky escape when his car veered off a busy road and into a tree.

The silver Mitsubishi Colt was travelling down Broadmead Road, Woodford Green, at around 3pm yesterday when he lost control and slammed into the broad oak.

Ilford Police Inspector Martin Allen said: "At 3.06pm police were called to a road traffic collision in Broadmead Road, Woodford Green, where a vehicle had collided with a tree.

"The driver of the vehicle was located and the vehicle removed. No injuries were sustained by any person and no other vehicles were involved.

"The exact cause of the collision is currently being investigated, there are no criminal offences appparent at this time"