A car crashed into a gate near Rodborough Common this afternoon.

The car struck the pedestrian gate opposite the cattle grid near the entrance to the common.

A police spokesman confirmed the 'damage only collision' occurred shortly after 3.15pm.

Raoul Moore, who lives nearby, said the accident 'could easily have been fatal'.

"People are going too quickly. It's 20(mph) and it's 20 for a reason."