POLICE have warned drivers to take care on rural roads after a crash in which a driver swerved to avoid a deer.

Essex Police's Operational Support Group posted on Twitter after coming across the wreckage following the collision in Great Leighs on Wednesday. 

The team said: "On the return to base earlier today we came across this RTC in Great Leighs the driver swerved to avoid a deer hit a tree and has rolled the vehicle. 

"Very lucky that the driver has walked away with no injuries. 

"Wild animals are on country roads so take care." 

Read more:

Braintree and Witham Times: