Man cut free after car collides with house

A MAN was taken to hospital after being freed from the wreckage of a car which collided with a house

A MAN was taken to hospital last night after being cut free from the wreckage of a car after it crashed into a house in Suffolk.

The man was one of two men hurt when their saloon sports car crashed through a hedge and into a house in Yoxford.

Firefighters worked for more than 40 minutes to free the trapped man from the blue MG ZR saloon sports car after the accident which happened on Middleton Road, near the Old Barn, at just before 9.20pm.

Last night, a police spokesman said the man was taken to hospital after being freed. His injuries were not described as serious.

The other man involved managed to get out of the car without help.

Three firecrews from Leiston, Saxmundham and Halesworth were called to the accident and last night were still at the scene making the area safe.

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The extent of the damage to the house was unclear last night.

It is the second time in under a week that cars have collided into homes in Suffolk and on the previous occasion it was with a tragic outcome.

Jack Holyoak, 22, from Horham, died when his car crashed into a house in Fressingfield on Friday night. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

He had been driving home after dropping off his girlfriend and two friends at their homes in Harleston when tragedy struck.

Police said the 22-year-old was driving a Vauxhall Vectra when it went out of control and crashed into Hill House in Harleston Road, Fressingfield, at around 9.30pm.

It is thought he was thrown from the vehicle in the impact, although an investigation into what happened is under way.

Michael O'Reilly, who lives next door to Hill House, said he was watching television in his front room when he heard a loud bang, felt his semi-detached cottage shake and a rain of stones and rubble hitting his front window.

He said: “I looked out of my window and saw a car in front of my house, we rushed outside and searched for the driver.

“A lady from down the road is a nurse and she came to help while we waited for the ambulance.

“I am still shaken up, it is not what you expect to see. It was awful.”

The owners of the house, an elderly couple believed to be in their 70s, were away for the weekend.

Vic Hollis, a building control surveyor at Mid Suffolk District Council, said this was the second time the house had been hit by a car in two years.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the accident to call Pc Andrew Fossey, of the serious collision investigations team, on 01473 613500.