A car crashed into a tree on a busy Swindon road, sparking an emergency services response.

Police and paramedics responded to calls about the emergency on Dorcan Way at around 2pm on Tuesday (December 5).

The crash happened opposite the Esso petrol station, between the Greenbridge and Covingham roundabouts, on the side of the road heading towards Covingham.

One car remained on the road while another veered onto the grass verge and came to a halt against a tree.

Traffic slowed on the main route through the area as cars on the Covingham-bound side of the road had to drive around the police car and ambulance to continue their journey.

Swindon Advertiser: A car hit a tree on Dorcan Way after a crashA car hit a tree on Dorcan Way after a crash (Image: Newsquest)

A Wiltshire Police spokeswoman said: "We were called just after 2pm to a report of a collision on Dorcan Way. Two vehicles are involved.

"One vehicle is believed to have collided with a tree.  One person is believed to be injured. The road is blocked."

Police tape covered the car that collided with a tree.

By 4pm, the road had been cleared and traffic flowed as normal.