A driver took a turn for the worse after she smashed through two bollards and ended up on a tramline.

The motorist had become confused with her sat-nav and drove onto the tracks on Friday night with a tram only a few minutes away. She couldn’t drive off as her car became lodged.

Emergency services were called to the help the woman who drove into trouble near Sandilands tram stop.

Bob Crow, from the RMT Union, said it was lucky nobody was hurt.

He said: "The incident also exposes the real impact of cuts to security and staffing which has left our transport services vulnerable to this kind of madness."

A Transport for London spokesman confirmed nobody was hurt in the incident and that the driver had become confused with the sat-nav.