Car ploughs into wall

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An elderly man has been taken to hospital after driving his car into a garden wall in Hemel Hempstead.

Witnesses have told police the driver mistook the accelerator for the brake and ploughed into a wall in Ellingham Road at around 12.30pm today (Monday).

Fire crews cut the man from the Honda Accord and he was taken to Watford General Hospital.

Herts police spokesman Olivia Finucane said: “It looks like he has used his accelerator instead of his brake.”