Ribbesford Drive crash: Car smashes into house in Stourport
A six-year-old child miraculously survived after a car smashed into his bedroom – causing £20,000 of damage.
Lee Anderton, aged 55, thought the youngster had been killed after the red Mitsubishi Evo sports car careered into his home in Ribbesford Drive, Stourport-on-Severn, on Saturday at about 3pm.
But wife Jacqui, 50, and the child, who has complex needs, weren’t in the bedroom at the time as they were watching TV in their lounge. Images shows the huge gaping hole left in the side of their home by the vehicle – with the remains of the child’s bed and care aids visible in the wreckage. Lee said: “I was upstairs at the time. I heard a smash and the whole house shook. I ran downstairs and opened the door. The room was thick with smoke and there was a red car in the room. I genuinely thought they’d both died.”
Jacqui said the pair would normally been in the downstairs bedroom but instead they were enjoying a lazy afternoon on the sofa. She said: “I ran outside and saw a crowd of people staring at the house.
“I turned round and a red sports car had ploughed into it. The car had come off, come through our front garden and gone through the wall and the window.
“It’s a room that’s in use every day, we’re always in and out of there. If I’d been in his room I wouldn’t have survived.”
West Mercia Police said the driver of the car, a man in his twenties, sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital along with a female passenger, also in her twenties. Police said no one has been arrested at this stage.
Firefighters also ensured the building was safe. The Midlands Air Ambulance was also rushed to the scene.
A spokesman for West Mercia Police said: "Road closures were in place whilst emergency services were in attendance.
"Investigating officers would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision."
Anyone with information is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101, quoting incident reference number 372S of January 19.
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