Homeowner escapes injury as car ploughs into Bridgnorth house in 'scary' crash

Police and fire crews were called out after a car smashed through the wall of a house.

A car has demolished the front of the house in Bridgnorth
A car has demolished the front of the house in Bridgnorth

The incident, which has demolished the front wall of the house, took place in Princess Drive, Bridgnorth, at around 8pm yesterday.

It is understood that the house belongs to an elderly woman, who was at home at the time of the incident but was miraculously not injured.

Images from Bridgnorth Fire Service show the devastation caused by the crash. Picture: Bridgnorth Fire Station

The driver of the car was taken to hospital by ambulance for treatment on "non-life threatening" injuries.

A total of four fire crews were sent to the scene, while police were also in attendance according to one witness.

Images from Bridgnorth Fire Service show the devastation caused by the crash. Picture: Bridgnorth Fire Station

They described a scene of chaos after the car struck the house.

"The car was so far into the house it was ridiculous," they said. "It had ploughed straight through it, it was quite scary really."

Images from Bridgnorth Fire Service show the devastation caused by the crash. Picture: Bridgnorth Fire Station

The area is described as a "quiet residential street", "the kind of street you'd see children playing on".

West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 8.10pm to reports of a road traffic collision involving a car that had collided with a building on Princess Drive, Bridgnorth. One ambulance and a paramedic officer attended the scene.

A car has demolished the front of the house in Bridgnorth

"On arrival, we discovered two patients. The first, a man, the driver of the car, was assessed at the scene and had sustained non-life threatening injuries and was conveyed to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for further treatment. A woman, who was in the building was also assessed at the scene, she was discharged on scene with self care advice. ”

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