A MAN is “lucky to be alive” after his car flipped over, ploughed into a garden wall and landed on its roof during a head-on crash.

Now fed-up and frightened residents living on Noak Hill Road, Billericay - which has already seen one fatal crash in recent years - are calling for urgent action to cut the speed limit before someone else is killed.

The drama unfolded when a man, travelling in a grey Renault Espace towards Basildon, crashed head on with a woman travelling in the opposite direction in a blue Ford KA.

With the force of the impact the man’s car flipped into the air, and crashed into the wall of a home before coming to rest on its roof.