Shropshire Star

Electric car crashes into bungalow causing 'significant damage'

A car hit a bungalow in Market Drayton on Saturday, causing "significant damage" to the property.

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A fire crew from Market Drayton Station attended the incident on Smithfield Close at around 6pm on Saturday evening

On arrival at the scene they discovered that a car had collided with the front of a bungalow, whilst the driver was returning to their home.

The collision resulted in a significant amount of damage being caused to the property.

According to Shropshire Fire and Rescue, it was quickly established that the driver of the vehicle had managed to get out of the vehicle prior to the arrival of the fire service, and was being cared for by their wife and family members inside the property.

As the man was found to be suffering from shock, and had existing medical conditions, an ambulance was requested to attend.

An image of the car, left in place the morning after.

A statement from Market Drayton Fire Station added: "The crew quickly set about making the vehicle electrically safe, including the twelve volt and high voltage systems.

"Due to the building having sustained significant structural damage, a structural engineer and representatives from the owners of the property were requested to attend the scene.

The crew established a hazard safety cordon, and assisted the occupants of the property to begin gathering essential items to allow them to spend the night with relatives.

"A paramedic incident officer from West Midlands Ambulance Service attended the scene and carried out a precautionary check up of the male driver. Thankfully it was established that the male had suffered no physical injuries, and that the initial shock was wearing off, they were discharged at the scene requiring no medical treatment," the statement continued.

"On arrival of a representative from the housing association, the incident was handed over to them, with advice from the fire and rescue service on the hazards that existed and action that was required to be carried out.

"There were no injuries to any persons inside the property or any other members of the public.

"We send our best wishes to the occupants of the property, and hope that they are soon rehoused whilst their home is repaired."