The sister of Hollywood actor Daniel Day-Lewis has cheated death in a terrifying car crash.

I swerved and swung it back up the verge, up the bank and it flipped - I thought 'this is it'

Tamasin Day-Lewis, a documentary maker and TV chef, was driving along an icy road near her home in south west England when her car skidded and flipped onto its roof, landing upside down in a ditch.

Shaken Day-Lewis, 57, had to kick open the driver's door and scramble out of the vehicle after the crash.

She was left with a bruised back but was otherwise uninjured.

Day-Lewis, a chef on U.K. channel The Good Food Network, says, "I could have died. The passenger side was completely crushed... I was only doing30 miles per hour on a straight stretch of road and tried to steer away from another car coming towards me. I swerved and swung it back up the verge, up the bank and it flipped - I thought 'this is it'".