Pair lucky to es­cape

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The calm of a Queen’s Birth­day hol­i­day in Whitby was shat­tered when a Subaru smashed into a house, leav­ing a 20-me­tre trail of de­struc­tion.

Whitby cou­ple Si­mon Baker, 32, and Neida Sime­ona, 24, were taken to hospi­tal with mod­er­ate in­juries af­ter Baker crashed through a bed­room wall in The Com­pan­ion­way at noon on June 2.

No­body was at home in the dam­aged house.

Baker had blacked out just be­fore he lost con­trol of the car, his fa­ther Stephen Baker said.

Si­mon Baker told po­lice at the scene that his ac­cel­er­a­tor had jammed be­fore the crash.

His car cut through an­other Com­pan­ion­way gar­den at high speed, jumped over a row of aga­pan­thus and hit the street hard enough to leave in­den­ta­tions be­fore crash­ing through the house wall.

The car nar­rowly missed sev­eral large trees on both prop­er­ties, and left a size­able chunk of its front bumper on the neigh­bour’s gar­den.

Wit­ness Co­nan Mar­riott said the Subaru had been seen ‘‘hooning’’ around the sub­urb all morn­ing. Baker’s fa­ther said his son would not have been speed­ing be­fore he lost con­trol of the car.

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