A ten-year-old boy was playing in his front garden when a car crashed into a moving car which then careered through a brick-wall into a driveway and ended up between two houses.

The crash happened on Friday afternoon during treacherous conditions in Croxley, as heavy snowfall and ice made it difficult for drivers to brake.

A Vauxhall was making its way down Winton Drive, towards Baldwins Lane, when it hit a parked car and slid down the road, before smashing into the back of a Lexus which was travelling along Baldwins Lane.

This then sent the Lexus hurtling through some gates and a brick wall, before crashing into a fence and into the front garden of next door - where a child was playing in the snow.

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Vanessa Garcia saw the crash happen.

She said: "I just saw this car hurtling towards my house and I ran for my life towards the upstairs of my house."

Mrs Garcia did not know that her neighbour's boy was playing next door until he told her later that day.

The driver of the Lexus, thought to be in his 40s, had been at the shops in Baldwins Lane. He was shaken but uninjured.

The driver of the Vauxhall, in his 30s, did stop to exchange details.

Mrs Garcia believes that the Vauxhall driver was going too fast for the conditions and says that this is incident should prove as a warning not to drive in snow and icy unless absolutely necessary.

She said: "When the weather gets bad again, people should not drive unless you really have to. There was black ice everywhere. The driver told me that he was going to the shops.

"People should walk or wait a day to drive. When the police and authorities tell you it's not safe to drive, there's a reason. It's a miracle that no one was hurt."

A spokeswoman for Hertfordshire Police said: "Police were called at 4.03pm on March 2 to reports of a collision involving two vehicles in Baldwins Lane, Croxley Green. Damage had been caused to a wall.

"No-one was injured and no structural damage had been caused to the house. Advice was given over the phone for the motorists and property owner to exchange details."