Car smashes into side of Bridgnorth house

Three women had a lucky escape when the car they were in ploughed through a garden wall and smashed into the side of a house.

Homeowner Eileen Whitney looks at the damage caused by a car to her house in Mill Street in Bridgnorth
Homeowner Eileen Whitney looks at the damage caused by a car to her house in Mill Street in Bridgnorth

The Peugeot 407 estate crashed through the wall of the house in Mill Street, Bridgnorth yesterday afternoon.

Homeowner Paul Whitney was having a cup of tea and reading the newspaper when the accident happened.

He said the three women who were in the car were so shaken by the incident that he invited them all in for a cuppa.

He said: “I was just reading my paper when I heard the first screech, so I had a look at what was happening and then I saw the car coming straight for the house.

“It’s completely taken out the wall and it’s pushed the plaster forward in the front room. We’ll have to see what the insurance people say.”

Mr Whitney, 64, said the three women had been for a meal in the town and were travelling behind a lorry.

“The lorry slammed its brakes on and the driver has pressed the accelerator and gone straight through the wall,” he said.

“She also nicked the articulated lorry but no one was injured, which was the main thing. We invited them all in for a cup of tea because it was so cold outside.”

Mr Whitney, who has lived in the house with his wife, Eileen, since  1969, said he had seen a few accidents outside his house over the years.

He said: “Someone hit a bollard outside the house this morning and we see plenty of people getting shunted coming off the A442. It’s not an accident black spot or anything, but we have seen a few crashes.”

Police spokesman Toby Shergold said: “We were called to the Bandon Arms following reports of a car going through a wall. The incident involved a lorry and a Peugeot 407 Estate. The road remained open as the car had left the road.”

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