A young driver has escaped injury after crashing his dad's car into Palmers Garden Centre's electric fence.

Police were called to the crash around 8.15am.

A media spokeswoman said no other vehicles were involved and the driver was not injured.

Palmers Rotorua duty manager Rachel Beckett said she arrived to work just after the crash happened.

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"The driver was quite young, probably late teens, early twenties, he said it was his dad's car. He came over and apologised to us, I think he was pretty embarrassed about the whole thing.

"He's taken out the left hand side of his car, he went right through the netting and electric fence, taking down a signpost in the process.

A young driver has escaped injury after crashing into Palmers' fence this morning. Photo/Ben Fraser
A young driver has escaped injury after crashing into Palmers' fence this morning. Photo/Ben Fraser

"He went up through the garden - there were quite a few skid marks.

"There's a bit of a clean up to do. We'll have to replace the fence but at the end of the day I'm just glad no-one was hurt."