THE A120 has been re-opened after a car caught on fire.

A young man suffered facial injuries after his car landed in a ditch between Ardleigh and Great Bromley just after 7.30am on Thursday, February 7.

Smoke was seen coming from it the car, on the eastbound carraigeway.

Three fire engines from Colchester and Weeley rushed to the incident, just before the junction with A133.

The fire was put out just before 8am and the victim, in his 20s, was taken to Colchester General Hospital with minor facial injuries.