Family Narrowly Escape After Audi Crashed Straight Through FRONT DOOR as They Watched TV


A family and their pet dog had a lucky escape when this out-of-control car careered off the road and crashed straight through their front door.

The £80,000 Audi S8 went so far into the detached house that it caused part of the stairway to collapse.

Police, paramedics and fire crews rushed to the scene in Earlsdon, Coventry, at 6.45pm on Saturday.

The male driver was uninjured in the crash but his 41-year-old female passenger had to be helped from the blue Audi before being taken to hospital.

Shocking pictures taken at the scene show the luxury car embedded in the front of the house with the entrance completely destroyed.

Fire bosses said the two adults, their two children and a dog were watching TV when the Audi smashed into the £500,000 house.

The family – who were lucky to escape without any injuries – were trapped in their living room and had to be helped from the house by firefighters.

Specialist crews from West Midlands Fire Service then spent two hours removing the car from the front of the house and making sure the property was stable.

Watch Commander Rob Norman, from the Technical Rescue Unit, said: “We pulled the car out and made the house safe.

“A structural engineer from the council came and was pleased with what we had done.

“It took a couple of hours. The vehicle didn’t belong to the property, it had come off the road.

“It had gone into the hallway of the house, the length of the car was in the property.”

Crew Commander Glenn Mallabone, from Coventry Blue Watch, added: “The car had gone straight through the entrance and took all the entrance out and brought the stairs down.

“It just missed the living room and ended up breaking in to the kitchen area.

“It’s a big old detached house, I would estimate a 1920s build and I would imagine that helped it a bit.

“The family were in the front room watching the television and they were trapped because the car was across their exit.

“The house is right opposite a junction so I think they car had come up the road and just not stopped.

“It’s literally gone on the drive, up the drive and straight through the front door.

“The only thing it hasn’t done is ring the doorbell.”

Fire crews also turned off the house’s gas and electricity supplies as a precaution.

West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed two rapid response vehicles, an ambulance and a paramedic officer attended the scene.

A spokesperson said: “Crews arrived to find a car that was imbedded three quarters of the way through the hallway area of a house.

“The woman passenger in the car, believed to be 41 years old, suffered neck, pelvic and leg injuries and was treated whilst still in the vehicle.

“She was extricated from the car with the assistance of the fire service and transferred by land ambulance to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment.

“The man driving the car, believed to be in his late 40s was uninjured in the crash.

“Considering the damage to the house, the two adults, two children and a dog that were inside at the time of the crash were extremely fortunate not to have been injured.”



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