POLICE are on the scene of a crash where the driver has suffered a "potential serious injury."

Traffic officers were called to Tollgate Road, Stanway, on Friday morning.

A car is believed to have left the carriageway before skidding down a grass verge close to houses.

Roads policing officers PC Tom Raes warned people to drive to the road conditions with temperatures dipping to below freezing overnight.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust confirmed a man had been taken to hospital.

He said: "We sent an ambulance and an ambulance officer.

"One person was taken to Colchester General Hospital for further care."