Man suffers "significant injuries" after being trapped under branch

A man was trapped under a tree branch in Cowdray Avenue in Colchester. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A man's been left with significant injuries after a branch weighing half a tonne fell on to him in Essex this evening.

Fire crews said the man was lucky to be alive after the accident at Cowdray Avenue in Colchester.

The branch - which was the width of an average man - is thought to have fallen about 20 feet from a tree.

The man's bike took most of the impact.