Probe launched af­ter car crashes into house


Sunday Sun - - News - By Michael Muncaster Reporter michael.muncaster@trin­i­tymir­

A car has crashed into a house in Mar­ley Potts, Sun­der­land AN in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing af­ter a car ap­peared to lose con­trol and crash into the side of a house in Sun­der­land.

Emer­gency ser­vices were called to Mar­ley Cres­cent in Mar­ley Pots at around 9.15pm on Fri­day af­ter the Nis­san Mi­cra ploughed through a fence and into the house.

Police said the home­owner was out at the time and the driver es­caped rel­a­tively un­hurt.

Rob Cog­don, 25, watched on as the fire­fight­ers used a winch to re­move the ve­hi­cle from the side of the house. He said: “It looked hor­rific. I’d be dev­as­tated if it was my home and I’m glad they weren’t home as it could have been a lot worse. I feel so sorry for them. I didn’t see the crash hap­pen, I turned up about 10 or 15 minutes af­ter it hap­pened but ev­ery­one who came out said no one was hurt.

“No-one saw where the driver went as police were check­ing the car and then the fire en­gines showed up to re­move the car.

“Emer­gency ser­vices con­ducted it all very well and were a credit to themselves for keep­ing it all under con­trol.”

Struc­tural en­gi­neers were also called to carry out an as­sess­ment of the prop­erty be­fore the oc­cu­pants were al­lowed back inside.

Wooden pan­els have now been fit­ted to the out­side of the house to cover the gap­ing hole, while a small area around re­mains cor­doned off.

The home­owner re­turned to the prop­erty on Satur­day morn­ing and said his fam­ily were look­ing for tem­po­rary ac­com­mo­da­tion.

A Northum­bria Police spokesman said: “An in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing af­ter a car col­lided with a house in Sun­der­land.

“Just af­ter 9pm on Fri­day police re­ceived a re­port that a car had col­lided with a house on Mul­berry Av­enue.

“No­body was in­jured in the incident but the driver and another oc­cu­pant left the scene without speak­ing to police.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to call Northum­bria Police on 101 quot­ing the ref­er­ence num­ber 1061 17/11/17. it

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