June 19 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
A FAMILY in Brantham was left shaken and temporary homeless after a car ploughed into their kitchen – while they were in it.
Suffolk: A family in Brantham was left shaken and temporary homeless after a car ploughed into their kitchen – while they were in it.
The Peugeot 206 came off the road at the corner of Cattawade Street and Brooklands Road in Brantham, near the Essex border, at around 5pm last night and crashed through the front of Paul and Michelle Hammond’s house.
Mr and Mrs Hammond were eating their dinner in the kitchen with their family when the car “exploded” through the wall and into the room.
A shocked Mr Hammond said: “We were in the room, we were in the kitchen. The whole wall just exploded at us. We were very lucky.”
The three people in the car were left trapped by the crash and had to be released by fire crews using hydraulic cutting equipment. The casualties were all released by 5.55pm, but the car is still lodged part way into the house.
The road was closed for nearly two hours.
All three casualties were taken to Ipswich Hospital, although their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening or life-changing.
A structural engineer was called to assess the damage to the house, which has been fenced off.
The Hammonds were unable to return home last night and are thought to be staying with family.