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Pensioner’s lucky escape after ‘drink-driver’ ploughs BMW into her front room during 8.15pm crash

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Pensioner’s lucky escape after ‘drink-driver’ ploughs BMW into her front room during 8.15pm horror crash

  • 67-year-old man arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a car ploughed into a home at 8.15pm yesterday (Monday)
  • The elderly woman who lives in the house in Bridgnorth, Somerset, was reported to be unharmed 
  • A relative said: ‘Our heartfelt thanks to all the wonderful neighbours who were incredible’










A 67-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after a car ploughed through the walls of a pensioner’s home last night (Monday).

The crash took place in a suburb of Bridgnorth, Somerset, at around 8.15pm. 

The woman who lives in the house was reported to be unharmed.

A spokesman for West Mercia Police said: ‘Officers received a report of a car that collided with a building on Princess Drive, Bridgnorth. 

The scene after a car ploughed into a property on Princess Drive, Bridgnorth

The scene after a car ploughed into a property on Princess Drive, Bridgnorth

‘The driver, a 67-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital with non-life changing injuries.

‘No other injuries were reported and the car was recovered.’

Karen Cashmore Down, a relative of the victim, said that she was ‘safe and well’.

She added: ‘We’d all just like to say a huge thank you to the emergency services for their prompt and efficient response last night.

‘Also our heartfelt thanks to all the wonderful neighbours who were incredible. We really are grateful to you all.

‘This is obviously a matter for the police so we will not be commenting further. Thank you.’

An elderly woman in Bridgnorth miraculously escaped uninjured after a car ploughed through the front of her house and into her living room

An elderly woman in Bridgnorth miraculously escaped uninjured after a car ploughed through the front of her house and into her living room

Emergency services were called after the vehicle lost control and smashed into the property on Princess Drive, Bridgnorth,

Emergency services were called after the vehicle lost control and smashed into the property on Princess Drive, Bridgnorth,

Bridgnorth Fire Station praised the neighbour who had called about the accident.

A spokesman said: ‘Our thanks go to the initial caller, who rang 999 after witnessing the impact. [She gave] full and correct details to our fire control while dealing with first aid and making contact with the occupier all on her own. 

‘She then gave a full and informative handover to our Incident Commander allowing him to make the required operational decisions.

‘Communication and keeping calm in a stressful situation are skills rarely used by members of the public but can make a massive difference.’

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