A SPORTS car driver was ‘‘lucky to escape with minimal injuries’’ after colliding with a tree, according to a response officer.

PC Si Bailey works for the local policing team at Basildon Police Station.

On Saturday he posted a set of shocking crash scene images on his official Twitter page.

The images show a severely damaged silver Ford Mustang which had ‘‘dangerously slid into a tree.’’

According to officer, the devastating crash was a result of the car being driven during greasy conditions.

At least two ambulances attended the incident, which left parts of the £40,000 vehicle hanging off.

Writing on Twitter PC Si Bailey said: ‘’A silver Ford Mustang had dangerously slid into tree while driving in greasy conditions.

‘‘Driver MUST-ANG’NT have driving carefully enough. Lucky to escape with minimal injuries Take care out there ! #Fatal5 @EPRoadsPolicing #Basildon #A176’’