Miracle escape for car crash pensioner

Emergency services at the crash site in Lytham.
Emergency services at the crash site in Lytham.
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AN elderly driver had a miraculous escape when her car mounted a grass kerb and smashed into a house.

The woman, who is believed to be in her 80s, had to be helped from her car by ambulance and fire crews after hitting the wall of a house on Forest Drive, Lytham.

Emergency services at the crash site in Lytham.

Emergency services at the crash site in Lytham.

The crash took place close to the Hole In One pub shortly before 3pm.

And although the woman was said to have been left very shaken, she was unharmed during the smash.

Bar manager Ian Montgomery, from the Hole In One, described his shock at hearing the crash so close by.

He said: “I heard a hell of a screech of brakes and then a large bang.

“I ran to the window to see what had happened.

“It seems the woman had been parked in the car park, she hadn’t actually been in the pub.

“Somehow she has driven over a verge, across the road and into the wall of the house.

“The next thing I knew there were fire engines and police cars here.”

A crack could be seen in the brick work of the house following the drama.

Police said structural experts had attended the scene to assess the damage and ensure the property was safe.

The woman’s car was badly damaged during the incident and was taken away on the back of a flat bed truck, as police interviewed witnesses from nearby houses.

Mr Montgomery added: “I have no idea what happened but this is a busy road and it is very lucky there were no other cars coming.

“This could have been a very nasty accident if there had been.”

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