A man was taken to hospital after the car he was driving crashed into a tree on the A47 at Leicester Forest East. Emergency service were called to the scene in Hinckley Road, close to the Beggar's Lane turning for Enderby, at about 1.45am today. Firefighters used cutting gear to free the male driver and another casualty from the vehicle. A police spokesman said: "It seems the car left the road and hit a tree. "The driver was trapped by his legs and had to be freed by the fire service." He added: "He was taken by ambulance to Leicester Royal Infirmary. "His injuries are not thought to be life threatening." The fire service said a passenger was also freed from the vehicle but neither they or the police were able to provide further details. The A47 was closed for about an hour while the incident was dealt with.