A TEENAGE motorist escaped unhurt after crashing into a hedge on the A46 road into Cheltenham.

The unnamed 19-year-old Stroud man collided with fencing and lodged his car quite high in the hedge whilst passing through Salmon Springs, Stroud, on Sunday, June 16.

The man was able to get out of his car and was seen by a paramedic and sustained no injury. His Audi A3 was badly damaged however.

Police were made aware of the incident at 7.36pm and the car was recovered to a yard in Cheltenham before 1am later that night.