Car hits family home leaving two injured

A STUNNED family are preparing to rebuild their home today after a car smashed through nine inches of brick and into their study.Sarah Nicholson was stunned when she came downstairs at 3am yesterday morning to be confronted by the headlights of a Ford Fiesta.

A STUNNED family are preparing to repair their home today after a car smashed through nine inches of brick and into their study.

Sarah Nicholson was stunned when she came downstairs at 3am yesterday morning to be confronted by the headlights of a Ford Fiesta.

The car had careered into the corner of her home in The Street, Brantham, leaving two men seriously injured.

Mrs Nicholson, who should have been celebrating yesterday as it was her 39th birthday, said: “We heard a crash. It sounded like glass breaking because our cabinet was thrown to the other side of the room.

“Originally we thought there was somebody in the house and we came downstairs.

“We could see the headlights coming through the hole.

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“The car had come right through the wall even though it is an old house so the walls are about nine inches thick. There was rubble everywhere.”

Mrs Nicholson called the emergency services and firefighters cut off the roof of the Fiesta to free the two men inside. The men were taken to Ipswich Hospital.

Initially Mrs Nicholson was worried the house may not be safe for her, her husband, Tim, and two sons, Charlie, 15, and Lewis, 12, to stay inside, however a structural engineer arrived within hours of the smash and reassured the family the damage was not dangerous.

Mrs Nicholson added: “It was really surprising but thankfully no one was hurt - the boys both slept through it!

“When we first moved here we were concerned because the house is so close to the bend.

“However we've lived here five years and nothing like this has happened before.”

Anyone who saw the crash is asked to call Pc Andrew Masterson at Suffolk police's roads policing unit on 01473 613500.

Have you ever been involved in an unusual car crash? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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