Cardiff's Roath Park gate crash driver 'lucky to be alive'

image captionThe silver Vauxhall Corsa crashed into gates at the park on Sunday morning

A 22-year-old driver is "lucky to be alive" after his car crashed though the entrance gates of a Victorian park.

South Wales Police said he escaped injury in the crash at Roath Park, Cardiff, at about 07:30 GMT on Sunday.

He was initially arrested on suspicion of drink-driving, but later released without charge after giving a negative second reading.

Fire crews were called to the scene to make the car safe after it was left lying on its side outside the park.

Police said the silver Vauxhall Corsa left the road and collided with the gates, causing significant damage.

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image captionA police cordon was erected at the scene before the vehicle was removed
image captionThe Grade I listed park includes a 30-acre lake and gardens

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