Thursday 8 December 2016

House-smash driver, 79, 'bruised'

Published 29/07/2010 | 14:23

Firefighters were called in to help a pensioner who smashed his car through a garden and a brick wall, then into a house
Firefighters were called in to help a pensioner who smashed his car through a garden and a brick wall, then into a house

A pensioner escaped with bruises after driving his car over a garden, through a brick wall - and into a living room.

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The crash happened at 6am on Thursday when the 79-year-old's silver Kia Rio went through a garden wall and into the house on the A67 at Levington Mews, Kirklevington, near Yarm, Cleveland.

Firefighters were called to the scene to cut the man free from the wreckage. The house, which is advertised as being to let, was empty at the time.

A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said the driver was taken to the James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, with bruising.

The A67 was closed in both directions for two hours.

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