THE driver of this wrecked car miraculously escaped serious injury after it crashed into a tree near York, a traffic constable has tweeted.

TC Mark Patterson said he worked with North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service and the Yorkshire Ambulance Service at the collision, which happened on the B1222 near Stillingfleet at about 1am today (Saturday, August 24).

"Miraculously the 20-year-old driver escapes serious injury, but we suspect he was drunk," he tweeted, adding that a blood sample was going for assessment.

The driver was cut free from the wreckage and taken to hospital after the crash.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said:"Firefighters used hydraulic equipment to cut free a man in his 20s from the car that was on its roof after it had collided with a tree.

"The man was subsequently taken to hospital."

In a tweet, Station Manager with North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service, Andy Creasey, said: "Myself and fire crews at York and Acomb from along with colleagues from NYorksPolice and Yorkshire Ambulance have just responded to a serious Road Traffic Collision on the B1222 south of York. The occupant is now out of the vehicle and on their way to Hospital."

Yorkshire Ambulance Service said it had received a call to the accident at 1.03am.

A spokeswoman said: "It was a report of a car in collision with a tree near Naburn, near the Blacksmith's Arms.

"We sent an ambulance, a doctor and a clinical supervisor to the scene.

"One patient was conveyed to Leeds General Infirmary."