Five people in car accident

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A group of people, who were in a car when it hit a lamppost in Hemel Hempstead last night, escaped without serious injuries.

The accident happened on the junction of Maylands Avenue and Swallowdale Lane at 12.30am this morning (Thursday).

Two fire crews attended to cut the female driver and her four passengers out of the Ford Ka.

Police cordoned off the area while the work took place and lifted the road block at 12.50am.

The woman driver, who was aged in her 20s, was taken to Watford General Hospital with minor injuries.