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Car ploughed into lounge after hitting Wolverhampton house

By Thomas Parkes | Wolverhampton | News | Published:

A car has smashed into the front of a house in Wolverhampton scattering rubble.

The damage caused to the house in the aftermath of the crash. Picture: Technical Rescue/West Midlands Police

A man, aged in his 70s, was upstairs in the home when the car crashed at around 11.15pm on Thursday.

Emergency services were called to the property, in Croft Lane, in the Old Fallings area of the city.

Ambulance crews assessed the man at the scene but he did not need hospital treatment.

Firefighters stabilise the house using a wood shoring system. Picture: Technical Rescue/West Midlands Police

Fire crews worked to make sure the house was structurally safe after the car crashed into the lounge.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We sent one ambulance and a paramedic officer to the scene. We assessed one man in his 70s who was from the house.

"He was the only patient assessed."

Technical Rescue from West Midlands Fire Service tweeted: "A busy night for Blue Watch, we were requested to make a property safe before and after a car was removed from its lounge!

"Substantial structural damage was stabilised using our wood shoring system."

Thomas Parkes

By Thomas Parkes
Trainee Reporter - @TParkes_Star

Trainee reporter at the Express & Star, based in Wolverhampton. Got a story? Get in touch at thomas.parkes@expressandstar.co.uk.

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