City mayor Sir Peter Soulsby's elderly mother has been injured in a car accident. Mary Soulsby, of Oadby, was taken to hospital after her car swerved off the road and ploughed through a metal fence. The 90-year-old was driving along Honeywell Close, in Oadby, at 1pm today when the accident happened. The car demolished a 10-yard section of the six-foot high metal fence surrounding the gardens of a block of flats before ending up on its side. Firefighters were called to the scene and had to cut Mrs Soulsby and a friend, who was a passenger, free from the badly damaged vehicle. Both suffered minor injuries and were taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary for treatment. Sir Peter, who has visited his mother in hospital, said she was in good spirits but had sustained a cut to her leg. He told the Mercury: "The car looks like write-off but she is doing okay and her friend walked away from it. It is a great relief. "She was insistent she did not need to go to hospital but she was faced with some equally intransigent paramedics who said she needed to be checked out. She has been entertaining the ambulance and A and E staff. "I haven't really spoken to her about what happened as our main concern was how she was but it appears she swerved off the road for some reason. "Despite her age, she is a very good driver. I travel in her car often and always feel safe."