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Man seriously hurt as crash leaves car embedded in home

2013-03-24 19:20:22

A man is seriously ill in hospital after a car crashed and ended up embedded in a house in Suffolk.

The red Audi TT left the road and crashed into the home in Long Meadow Walk, Lowestoft, at about 01:45 GMT.

The driver, believed to be in his 20s, suffered serious head injuries and had to be removed from the vehicle by emergency crews.

Three people were in the house at the time of the crash but no-one inside was injured.

The driver was taken to James Paget Hospital and has since been transferred to Addenbrookes Hospital.

Keith Shales, 66, who lives in nearby Cotmer Road, said: "When I got there and saw the car through the hole in the hedge I thought 'That looks serious'.

'Launch pad'

"I've seen photos of cars going into people's houses before but from the pavement, through the bushes and the cars behind it - it was like a launch pad - it must have been for him to get that high.

"I reckon he must be about four feet off the ground, I've never seen anything like it."

Structural engineers are on site to inspect the property and police said the occupants had left the house while safety inspections continued.

Sgt Bob Patterson, of Suffolk Police, said: "Collision investigators will be at the scene today as we try to ascertain exactly what has occurred.

"At this early stage we could not speculate as to what has caused the crash."


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