A CAR flipped onto its side after smashing into a parked vehicle on a quiet residential road in Basildon.

Shocked residents spotted the vehicle balancing precariously on its side on Saturday as emergency services filled the road, and police cordoned off the car until it could be removed.

The driver of the car, a Ford Focus, was taken to hospital and was reported to Essex Police for driving while unfit.

At roughly 7.45pm on Saturday, police were called to reports that the car had crashed into another vehicle on Victoria Road, at the junction with Devonshire Road, before flipping onto its side just yards away from a home.

A cordon was put in place around the scene whilst police dealt with the incident.

Jessica Power, Labour councillor responsible for the Laindon Park ward, said: “I was sorry to hear about the incident in Laindon and my thoughts go out to those affected.

“My thanks to the emergency services who attended swiftly and I would urge anyone with information to contact Essex Police to support the ongoing investigation.”

Essex Police say the force’s enquiries are continuing and anyone with information is urged to come forward.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “We were called to a collision at Victoria Road, at the junction with Devonshire Road, Laindon, on Saturday, shortly before 7.45pm.

“A Ford Focus travelling east in Victoria Road collided with a parked car at the junction of Devonshire Road.

“Emergency services attended the scene.

“The driver of the Focus was taken to hospital as a precaution and has been reported for driving whilst unfit.

“Our enquiries continue.”

Witnesses can give Essex Police information by submitting a report on their website, or by using their online Live Chat service, which is available 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week.

Visit www.essex.police.uk/digital101 to find out more about the reporting services.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent crimefighting charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.