A mother and baby from Nottinghamshire have had a lucky escape after a van ploughed into their front garden, narrowly missing them.
It happened at 9.00am this morning as Jill Thomas was leaving her home on Coronation Road in Mapperley to take her two children to the park.
The van collided with a car and veered off the road through a hedge in front of Ms Thomas's house where she was standing holding her nine month old son Seth in her arms. She leapt out of the way and ran back into the house as the van came to a halt.
The mother of two was left badly shaken but neither she nor her baby son were injured.
Residents on the street say it was an accident waiting to happen and it was only luck that prevented a tragedy. They say motorists regularly ignore signs forbidding cars from using the street except for access.
Just seven days ago, one resident even lodged a complaint with Nottinghamshire County Council, demanding action to stop drivers using the road as a rat-run.
Chris Charnley, of the council's highways department, said: