This incredible video shows the dramatic moment a passenger was thrown through the sunroof of a car in the Midlands – only to dust himself down and walk away unharmed.
CCTV footage captured the Peugeot 406 mounting the pavement, smashing through a brick wall and overturning outside Joyce Hampton’s house in Dudley. Residents rushed outside after hearing the crash and were stunned to find the man had walked away unhurt.
Miss Hampton’s brother Howard, 74, who lives next door with his wife Margaret, 70, had recently installed the cameras after becoming concerned about speeding motorists. The couple were watching TV inside when they heard a loud bang – and they were shocked when they later watched the drama unfold on the recording.
CCTV shows the car land in front of the house – and the male passenger can be seen being catapulted from the sunroof and landing in the garden.
He then stands up and pulls down his T-shirt before walking back towards the car. Piles of debris settle around the vehicle, which was badly damaged.
Miss Hampton, 60, a delivery driver, said: “Fortunately, there was no-one walking up the footpath. If someone had been walking, I don’t know what would have happened to them.”
Gates in her front garden were wrecked in the crash, which happened at about 10.30pm on Sunday. A wall at a neighbouring house, which is empty, was knocked down.
Her brother, a former drayman for Banks’s Brewery, said the driver was ‘flung from the car like a rag doll’.
He said: “It is amazing no-one was more badly hurt. If someone would have been walking past they wouldn’t have stood a chance.”
Mr Hampton said drivers had used Brook Street as a rat-run for years and there had been about six serious crashes in the last 10 years. West
Midlands Police said a 30-old-woman was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and was released without charge.
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