A DRIVER says she could have been killed by teenagers who tied industrial wrap between two lampposts, causing her to crash.

Diana Kirk was driving along Bridge Road in Cirencester at around 9pm when she saw the plastic cling wrap stretched across the road at head height.

She slammed on her brakes but it was too late to avoid a collision and the wrap hit her Mini's roof – thankfully only causing minor damage.

However, she says serious and potentially fatal injuries could have been caused if she'd been driving a taller car or a motorcyclist had hit the wrap.

"It's the worst thing I have seen on a road," Diana, 35, told the Standard.

"I saw the industrial cling wrap and it's strong stuff. I slammed my breaks but it hit the roof of my mini – luckily it was slight damage.

"It's better that it happened to me because I went under the wrap as my car is low, but any other car would have been a lot worse.

"If that was a little old lady or if it was a car that swerved, they could have killed someone."

Diana said she saw a group of youths, believed to be in their late teens, watching and laughing after the incident and believes they were the ones who placed the wrap across the road.

However, other people stopped to help her.

"There were so many lovely drivers who stopped to see if I was okay," she said. "Especially the Domino's delivery driver who was behind – I would be so proud of him if I was his employers.

Diana, who lives in Blunsdon St Andrew and works at an indoor skate park in Swindon, said she has come across the industrial wrap before.

She said: "You have to work in an industrial environment to get hold of that stuff. Ironically we do picking and packing of our own at our indoor skate park in Swindon.

"If I met them (the teenagers), I'd say 'What were you thinking? Someone could have been seriously injured or killed.'"

At the time of the crash, Diana was driving back from Waitrose in Cirencester where she'd bought a birthday card for her mother-in-law.

She'd planned to bake a birthday cake that night but was too upset as a result of the incident.

Police were called to the scene and are investigating the incident.

A Gloucestershire Police spokesman said: "We were called shortly before 9pm on Tuesday night following reports that plastic wrapping had been stretched across Bridge Road in Cirencester.

"Enquiries are ongoing and anyone who was in the area at the time or may have information is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 403 of April 16."