A mum says that she and her three children are 'lucky to be alive' after the car she was driving rolled three times and hit a tree.

Danielle Wager was driving on the Avening Road just outside Nailsworth when her car hit an icy patch of road at a notorious accident black spot, causing her to lose control of the car.

"Water from a drain which had overflowed onto the road and turned to ice," Danielle said.

"My three small children were in the car with me, the car rolled three times, and we hit a tree.

"We are so lucky to be alive - although we are all very badly shaken up."

The accident happened on the B4014 Avening Road near the The Weighbridge Inn on Friday morning.

The road was partially closed for just over an hour while emergency services attended the scene.

A spokesperson for Gloucestershire Police said: "We were called to Avening Road in Nailsworth at 9.25am following reports that a vehicle had collided with a wall.

"The occupants of the vehicle have been taken to hospital as a precaution."

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Danielle thanked everyone who stopped to help. Photo: Kate Louise, Nailsworth Chat and Information

After the accident Danielle said that she was grateful to all of the people who had stopped to help the children and her.

"I'd like to thank everyone who stopped to help," she said.

It is understood that soon after the accident a team from Highways England attended the scene to unblock the drain.

Drivers across the Five Valleys experienced icy driving conditions across the district's roads on Thursday and Friday after temperatures plummeted overnight.

Roads remained icy during the day as temperatures struggled to climb over freezing.